An Easy Guide to Getting Going with the Thunderbird Email Client
As we reported in early July, Mozilla has pulled back on further development of its long-standing Thunderbird email platform, despite the fact that it has more than 20 million users. Mitchell Baker, Chair of the Mozilla Foundation, has a blog post up about the topic.
Despite Mozilla’s pullback, though, Thunderbird is a mature email client that many people love for its flexibility, and you can get advantages from it that you can’t from webmail services such as Gmail. FLOSS Manuals has a workbook up that can help you get going with Thunderbird. It’s worth a look.
FLOSS Manuals specializes in delivering free guides to useful open source platforms and applications, and you can read more about what the site does here. The Thunderbird workbook consists of a series of educational challenges designed to teach you essential Thunderbird skills.
As the workbook notes:
"These days many people manage their email on the web using services such as Gmail or Hotmail. These services offer access to email accounts through any web browser. It is convenient because you can get your email from almost any computer. If you live in New York and you are backpacking in
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