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The Best Mozilla Thunderbird Alternatives for Windows in 2018

Posted by Jason Ephraim on January 22, 2018

Mitchell Baker, Mozilla’s Executive Chairwoman, announced Monday that Mozilla would prefer to stop supporting Thunderbird, their popular email client, as it represents a continuing “tax” on other development projects within Mozilla. She stated that it is constantly in competition for resources that the leadership feels should be “laser-focused on activities like Firefox that can have an industry-wide impact”. It’s no secret that Firefox’s support has been waning in recent years. In a recent post about Mitchell Baker’s announcement, Ars Technica’s Andrew Cunningham wrote “Mozilla’s recent support for Thunderbird has been limited—it still receives security updates and basic changes imported from Firefox, but adding major features hasn’t been a priority for Mozilla for several years now despite some efforts from the development community. In fact, Thunderbird is currently only updated on Mozilla’s “extended support release” (ESR) schedule, originally implemented to help IT managers deal with Firefox and Thunderbird’s then-new rapid-release cycle.” Source Since we anticipate many Mozilla Thunderbird users will be looking to switch to another email client, we compiled a review of some of the best email clients for Windows. Since Thunderbird is a downloadable program for PCs and Apple OS, we won’t be including purely online applications or mobile apps in this review.   The 3 Best Alternatives To Thunderbird:   Mailbird You can think of Mailbird as the swiss army knife of email apps. Like Microsoft Office Outlook, we designed it to allow you to connect all your email accounts, manage your schedule, and organize contacts. However, unlike Outlook or Thunderbird, we…