For managing email, news feeds, chat, and news groups, use Thunderbird, a free, open-source, cross-platform program. It is a robust yet user-friendly local email application rather than a browser- or web-based one.
Thunderbird: Is it a free program?
A free email program with a lot of amazing features, Thunderbird is simple to set up and configure.
Thunderbird was made by whom?
The Mozilla Application Suite is the ancestor of Mozilla Firefox, a free and open-source web browser operated by the Mozilla Corporation.
One of the projects created by Mozilla Firefox is Thunderbird, which allows users to access email in a secure, quick, and simple manner. Intelligent spam filters, robust search, and customizable views are all features of the Thunderbird email client.
The software’s goal
“To develop Internet communications software based on the Thunderbird product, code, and brand” was the stated goal of this project those who stand to gain from it
Everyone can personalize their email with the thunderbird program. This software can be quite useful for working people and students who receive a lot of emails every day. For example, they can create categories for critical emails from a certain individual.
Version 1.0, which was released on December 7, 2004, saw over 500,000 downloads in the first three days and 1,000,000 in the next ten.
FEATURES OF THUNDERBIRD
Migration Assistant: aids in customizing Thunderbird’s settings.
Prior to this capability, you had to be familiar with your IMAP, SMTP, and SSL/TLS settings.
One-click Address Book: This method of adding contacts to your address book is quick and simple.
Attachment Reminder: scan your letter for the phrase attachment in the body and urges you to attach a file before hitting send.
Activity Manager keeps a comprehensive log of all communications made between Thunderbird and your email provider.
Thunderbird or Gmail, which is superior?
The go-to option for free email has evolved into Google’s Gmail. However, according to Bill Snyder of CIO.com, the most recent version of Mozilla Thunderbird is far better at managing your disorganized inbox.
The project was first introduced as Minotaur not long after Phoenix (the initial name for Mozilla Firefox), but it never really took off. The development of Minotaur was resumed under the new name of Thunderbird and moved to the new toolkit created by the Firefox team as a result of the increased demand for a mail client to go along with Firefox.
If you’re looking for a powerful, adaptable, and effective email client, Thunderbird is a fantastic choice. Email addresses and email transmission services are not offered by Thunderbird. You may send, receive, sort, and search your email messages when your existing email address is synced, though.
Below we have to include keyboard shortcuts for all applications covered in the app-specific areas in thunderbird software, Here are the keyboard shortcut for frequently-used features in Thunderbird, and also you can download the shortcut keys at the end of the article by clicking the download button in both PDF & Excel File
Thunderbird Shortcut Keys List
Ctrl + N/ Ctrl + M
Reply to Message (sender only)
Ctrl + R
Reply to All in Message (sender and all recipients)
Ctrl + Shift + R
Reply to List
Ctrl + Shift + L
Ctrl + L
Edit Message as New
Ctrl + E
Starting a new message in non-default format (Plain text vs. HTML)
Hold Shift while clicking any one of these buttons: Write, Reply, Reply All, Reply List, or Forward
or Right-click existing message, then hold Shift while choosing any one of the following from the context menu: Reply to Sender Only, Reply to All, Reply to List, or Forward.
Receiving and reading messages:-
Get New Messages for Current Account
Get New Messages for All Accounts
Shift + F5
Open message (in new window or tab)
Ctrl + O / Enter
Open message or folder in a new tab in the background
Middle-click the message or folder, or Right-click the message or folder, then choose Open Message in New Tab or Open in New Tab from the context menu
Open message or folder in a new tab in the foreground
Shift + Middle-click the message or folder, or Right-click the message or folder, then hold Shift while choosing Open Message in New Tab or Open in New Tab from the context m
Open the message in the conversation
Ctrl + Shift + O
Ctrl + + or Ctrl + = or Ctrl + scroll wheel up
Ctrl + – Ctrl + scroll wheel down
Ctrl + 0 (zero)
Expand Collapsed Thread
Collapse Expanded Thread
Expand All Threads
Collapse All Threads
Newsgroups: Ignore or Unignore Thread
Newsgroups: Ignore or Unignore Subthread
Shift + K
Newsgroups: Watch Thread
Managing your messages:-
Print message or selected message text
CTRL + P
Save Message as File
CTRL + S
View Message Source
Select All (messages, text, or attachments)
Ctrl + Shift + A
Toggle Caret browsing (select text with keyboard)
Copy selected text
Ctrl + C
Cut selected search text
Ctrl + X
Paste the text into search or filter fields
Ctrl + V
Select multiple adjacent messages (a continuous set of messages)
Select the first message of your intended selection, and then either Shift + Click on the last message of your selection, or hold Shift while using any of the following movement keys to expand your selection: ↓, ↑, Page Down, Page Up, End, or Home.
Select multiple non-adjacent messages (several separate messages)
Select any message of your intended selection, and then either Ctrl + Click on each message that you want to add to your selection,
Copy message to another folder
Hold Ctrl while dragging message to destination folder (release the mouse button before releasing Ctrl).
Move message to another folder
Drag message to the destination folder.
Move/Copy message to previous target folder Again
Ctrl + Shift + M
Delete message, folder, attachment, or selected search text
Delete message bypassing trash (no Undo!)
Shift + Del
Ctrl + Z
Ctrl + Y
Tagging and marking your messages:-
1 to 9
Remove All Tags from Message
Mark Message as reading/Unread
Mark Thread as Read
Mark All Read
Shift + C
Mark as Read By Date
Mark as Junk
Mark as Not Junk
Shift + J
Search and filter functions
Search All Messages (global full-text search in all accounts)
Ctrl + K
Quick Filter (search messages in current folder or view)
Ctrl + Shift + K
Clear current Quick Filter; hide Quick Filter Bar
Esc (as often as needed)
Search Messages (advanced search in a folder)
Ctrl + Shift + F
Finding text in the current message:-
Find Text in Current Message
Ctrl + F
Find Again in Current Message
Ctrl F3 + G
Find Previous in Current Message
Ctrl + Shift + G / Shift + F3
Moving around Thunderbird
Go to Mail Start Page
Alt + Home
Scroll Down Current Message, then Go to Next Unread Message
Go to Next Message
Go to Previous Message
Go to Next Unread Message
Go to Previous Unread Message
Go to Next Unread Thread (and mark a current thread as read)
Go to Next Viewed Message
Go to Previous Viewed Message
Controlling Thunderbird windows and tabs:-
Move to Next UI Element
Move to Previous UI Element
Shift + Tab
Move to Next Mail Pane
F6 or Ctrl + F6
Move to Previous Mail Pane
Shift + F6 / Ctrl + Shift + F6
Ctrl + Page Down / Ctrl + Tab
Ctrl + Shift + Tab / Ctrl + Page Up
Mail & Newsgroups Home Tab (Tab 1)
Ctrl + 1
Tab 2 to 8
Ctrl + 2to8
Ctrl + 9
Ctrl + Shift + B
Ctrl + J
Ctrl + Shift + I
Toggle Message Pane
Toggle Menu Bar (if hidden)
Show context menu
Menu key Shift + F10
Minimize current window
Win + ↓
Close window or tab
CTRL + W Alt + F4 (only for closing a window} Ctrl + F4 (only for closing a tab)
Undo close tab (restore and go to most recently closed tab)