Webmail is flexible, portable, and accessible everywhere, but desktop email clients have a lot of benefits too. From encryption you can trust to easy backups, there are some features you can only get — or get easily — with a desktop client like Outlook, Postbox or Thunderbird. Here are some of the best ones.
There are still plenty of great reasons to use a desktop email clientslowed development, it’s still our favourite consumer email client for Windows and Linux. Whether you’re still using it or want a way to supercharge it with features available in other hotshot desktop email apps, here are the add-ons to install to make Thunderbird even better.
Chrome/Firefox/Safari/Thunderbird/Postbox: Markdown is a great way to instantly render text as HTML without knowing a lick of coding. If you want to use that in an email client like Gmail or Postbox, Markdown Here adds the functionality easily.
Thunderbird has slowed down its development but still has a dedicated pool of users. If you’re still running its excellent email client but are concerned about privacy, the anonymous browsing client Tor has released a tool to protect your email called TorBirdy.
Just as they’ve recently updated Firefox to Firefox 8, the Mozilla team released today an update to their email client, Thunderbird. The major new feature in Thunderbird 8 is its blocking of automatic add-on installations from third parties.