Mozilla Thunderbird

ThunderbirdThe Hampshire IT department recommends and deploys Mozilla Thunderbird, a graphical email client. This decision was made for a number of reasons, the most important of which are:

  • free and open source
  • excellent spam filtering built in
  • ability to check multiple mail accounts
  • ability to use SSL (Secure Socket Layer) and SMTP authentication, allowing you to send mail from anywhere in the world without changing your settings
  • runs on OSX, Windows, and GNU/Linux, among others.

Using Thunderbird at Hampshire College