When comparing Mozilla Thunderbird vs Newton, the Slant community recommends Mozilla Thunderbird for most people. In the question“What are the best e-mail clients for macOS?” Mozilla Thunderbird is ranked 2nd while Newton is ranked 10th.
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Pro Free (as in freedom and beer)
Pro Lightning Calendar and Address Book integration
Pro Good filtering system
Mozilla Thunderbird offers a flexible filtering system with the ability to set flags and read/unread, as well as sort/assign to new mail directories. There are also numerous plugins available to assist in the filtering.
Pro Consistent and involving a moderate learning curve
The app design of Mozilla Thunderbird has not changed significantly since its beginning, making its learning curve almost non-existent.
Pro Very reliable
Version after version, Mozilla Thunderbird works as expected.
Pro Available on Linux, OS X and Windows
Pro Large assortment of plugins available
Mozilla Thunderbird offers a huge amount of extensions to expand the usability and options of the client.
Pro Tabs for navigation
Pro Know who's emailing you
Newton grabs information from LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter accounts linked to the sender's email address. It then displays information which can help you figure out who the emailer is, such as their job title and where they work.
Pro Logs messages to Salesforce
Pro Works across multiple platforms
While there is no Windows app, Newton is available on iOS, Android, and macOS, including Android Wear and Apple Watch.
Pro Snooze incoming emails
You can snooze emails to come back at a convenient time - whether it be in 2 hours, or next Wednesday.
Con Development slowed to only focus on stability and security
Mozilla Thunderbird has slowed down its development of features to only focus resources on security and stability.
Con Terrible integration with macOS
Simple things - drag/dropping pictures doesn't work, for instance.
Con Outdated interface
Thunderbird's interface is very outdated and unpleasant. It feels more like a Windows XP application than like a modern MacOS one.
Con Subscription based
Newton costs $49.99 per year after the 14 day free trial.