Best free email program.
If you notice that from Windows Seven onwards, Microsoft’s free email client, Outlook Express or Windows Mail, is not included anymore in Windows, so you either have to read your email via a web browser or use Outlook that is part of Microsoft Office.
But what if you do not have Microsoft Office, do not like Microsoft Office or simply do not want to read your email via a web page? You have a free alternative, Mozilla Thunderbird.
Thunderbird is available as a free download from the Mozilla Foundation and is packed with fantastic features that will enable you to easily migrate from your current email program or will help you import your current address book in a file format such as .csv .txt, etc.
It has a ‘Mail Account Set Up Wizard’ that will help you set up your email accounts with just your name, email address and password, prior to this you had to know your IMAP, SMTP, SSL/TLS settings and input them manually, now the wizard will set these automatically.
A one-click address book is also included, and what I mean by that is, when you receive a new email and click the star icon next to the sender’s email address, this will add them to your address book.
Another great feature is the ability to lock the software with a password so that only you can access it, and once this is set the software will be locked every time that you log off and will require you to input a password in order to access your inbox.
Thunderbird also periodically checks for new mail and will alert you every time a new email is received via a sound and a pop-up notification in the notification area of the widow’s task bar.
Also, you can set up multiple email accounts and have them all display in the left-hand column of the software as a folder tree allowing you to easily see all of your folders for all of your email addresses making it very easy to find that all important email that you filed away last year.
Selecting the email inbox that you want to view is also very straightforward, you just highlight the inbox of the address that you want and you will now be able to send and receive on that email address.
Sending large attachments is also very easy as you send attachments with Thunderbird’s file link service that will allow you to send large attachments via online storage services such as Dropbox, Hightail or Box. You just need to configure this with Dropbox etc.
There are also many great spam filters that are available as add-ons that will protect your inbox from spam, you just need to review and choose which one that you will like and suit you best.
Have you downloaded your free copy of Mozilla’s Thunderbird, the best free email program? If you have, maybe you would like to share your user experiences by leaving a comment below.