When comparing Mozilla Thunderbird vs Postbox, the Slant community recommends Mozilla Thunderbird for most people. In the question“What are the best e-mail clients for Windows?” Mozilla Thunderbird is ranked 1st while Postbox is ranked 9th.
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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 Very reliable
Version after version, Mozilla Thunderbird works as expected.
Pro Free (as in freedom and beer)
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 Lightning Calendar and Address Book integration
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 Great flexibility
More options and extended settings than most power users could dream of. Get it working how YOU want.
Pro Tabs for navigation
Pro Send large files easy
Install pCloud plugin for Thunderbird and your files (upto 20 GB free storage included) will be received as download links
Pro Blocks tracking gifs
Has the ability to block tracking gifs commonly used for read receipts.
Pro One Inbox for all accounts
All messages in one place. But you can select to show only messages from each account either.
Pro Quick Bar for macros
Quick bar allows you to add a variety of content to your message. It will let you reuse URLS in your Sent folder, and autocompletes against canned responses, signatures, and topics.
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Con Outdated interface
Thunderbird's interface is very outdated and unpleasant.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 Subject lines can (temporarily) disappear from the list
This is sporadic behavior.
Con Serious bugs
Clicking on a subject line can bring up the wrong email.
Con Way too expensive
Currently the price is at 45€ (US $40). That's ridiculous for an E-Mail client. The design alone is pretty but neither does that or the functionality in any way justify the pricing.
Con No support forum
Support for paid product has no online forums.