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Mozilla Thunderbird at UVM

Using Thunderbird at UVM

What it is:

Thunderbird is a stable, feature-rich, open source, free email client. It is built on the code base of the venerable Netscape and Mozilla email clients, but has been refined and improved over many years. Thunderbird is available for Microsoft Windows, Apple OSX, and Linux operating systems. It is the de-facto standard for email clients at UVM.

Who needs it:

  • Anyone looking for a faster and more robust alternative to Webmail
  • Anyone experiencing problems with an older or unsupported email client

Who does not need it:

  • People who are happy with Webmail
  • People who are not experiencing problems with their current email client (i.e. Apple Mail or Windows Mail)
  • People who have unsupported operating systems

How to get it:

A Thunderbird installer can be downloaded from the UVM Software Archive. The software archive contains links to this and other ETS-recommended and supported software packages, and information on hardware and operating system requirements.

Where to get Help:

Additional information can be found at the Mozilla Support site. Here you will find FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions), documentation, release notes, and news about products.

You may contact the ETS Helpline for additional assistance with Thunderbird.

Last modified October 22 2015 03:28 PM

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