We all need email in today’s world for a host of reasons. To communicate with staff, friends, and family not in that order. Since email is so important I wanted to bring to the table a product that will help you out with your everyday emails. If your a PC user then your probably familiar with Outlook Express, and Outlook. Outlook Express was created as a free email client included in your computer build. Outlook Express has been around for a long time and gone through various revision I think we are up to Version 6 at this time.
If your smart or wealthy you probably upgraded to Outlook which was created on the same platform as Outlook Express but with the intent of the business user in mind. When this happened many people said Outlook Express would die and by all accounts in my opinion it has. Microsoft has done no active updates to Outlook Express in years thus leaving another dinosaur in the dust. While we could argue the point of weather Outlook or Outlook Express is a good product we will save that for another post.
The Open source movement has created great products in my opinion Thunderbird from Mozilla.org is one of the best email clients I’ve used. Since today is Download Wednesday I just had to bring Thunderbird into the picture Thunderbird has won numerous awards and we have to remember the product is FREE.
Thunderbird provides you with a fast robust email client that can not only hand emails but RSS feeds, and newsgroups all in this one product. While I like to personally keep all those in separate programs I have to commend Mozilla.org for including this sort of as a one stop shop.
I have created two screencast that show you the process from downloading the product, to install, and the configuration or setup.
Video 1: Download, and Install
Video 2: Configuration
Popular Thunderbird addons listed under this article on Makeuseof.com
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