by Patrice, on
Thunderbird is a great free and open source email application which allows you to handle your mail efficiently. Thunderbird has a lot of cool features starting with a personalized email address (like firstname.lastname@example.org) for which you can sign in directly within Thunderbird. The application will then set it up automatically for you. There are also Tabbed email which are very useful when you want to keep urgent email at hand, or the Quick Filter Toolbar that lets you, as expected, filter your email very quickly. Thunderbird is entirely customizable through Personas, which are lightweight "skins" enabling you to change the look and feel of Thunderbird. Of course like Firefox, Thunderbird has a great add-ons manager with thousands of useful extensions.