Every so often, we will promote products that we believe are exceptional and deserve recognition. Mozilla released version 2 of it’s Thunderbird e-mail application just the other day for Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.
Thunderbird is a powerful, extensible e-mail client that packs tons of features and it’s open source too! It supports your typical POP3 and IMAP servers, but Thunderbird can also be used as an RSS reader.
Reading RSS feeds is great because it loads the blog post as a web page and then the content doesn’t get all messed up.
One really nice feature of 2.0 is built-in support for adding Gmail accounts. Before you had to Google what the POP3 settings were, but now you just type your username and the first time you get the mail type your password.
Thunderbird 2.0 also introduces “tagging” where you can associate one or more keywords with a message, then create saved search folders that list all of the messages matching specific tags. To top it off, you can create a message filter that automatically tags incoming messages so you don’t have to.
To download Thunderbird 2.0 or learn more, visit their website.