A recent mention that Mozilla is winding down active development of its immensely popular e-mail client, Thunderbird, generated a slew of reader mail.
Fortunately, many of those letters offered excellent suggestions for alternative applications.
Thunderbird development grinds to a halt
- “Mozilla is focusing a lot of its efforts toward important Web and mobile projects, while Thunderbird remains a pure desktop-only e-mail client. We have come to the conclusion that continued innovation on Thunderbird is not a priority for Mozilla ….”
For the legions of happy Thunderbird users, it was truly bad news. My brief mention of Thunderbird’s eventual end generated a flood of concerned e-mails — many of them wondering what mail client they should use in place of Thunderbird.
To provide the best possible answer, I turned to the Windows Secrets community’s outstanding collective wisdom, asking readers to suggest their favorite Thunderbird alternative. Not surprisingly, I received many interesting and helpful recommendations.
Highlighting the best of the best suggestions
First and foremost: A special thanks to all who wrote in! I sorted and collated the responses, and I identified the most popular e-mail clients recommended by your fellow readers.