|Thunderbird 17 on Ubuntu|
|First Release||July 28, 2003 (15 years ago)|
|OS||Windows, Mac, or Linux|
Thunderbird includes features such as fast searching, smart folders, and self-learning spam blocking using Bayesian filtering. Thunderbird can also support both POP and IMAP e-mail connections—simultaneously, if desired. Also, similar to Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird offers addons to customize functionality.
As of version 31.0, Thunderbird supports Windows XP SP2 and above, Mac OS X 10.6 through OS X 10.9, and most Linux systems. Thunderbird is currently available in 53 different languages, as well.
Thunderbird's first (beta) release took place on July 28, 2003. Version 1.0 was officially released in December of the next year. Development continued for a number of years, until July 6, 2012. On this day, Mozilla announced that the company was dropping the priority of Thunderbird development.
- Although Thunderbird is offered in 32-bit and 64-bit for Windows Vista and Windows 7, only 32-bit is officially supported.
- Thunderbird was created by Mozilla, the same organization which made Firefox