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December 18, 2004

thunderbird 1.0 reaches 1,000,000 downloads in just 10 days!

What an amazing year we're having. First the phenomenal successes for Firefox, and now it's Thunderbird taking the world by storm! In just ten short days, Thunderbird 1.0 has been downloaded over 1,000,000 times -- and in 21 languages!!

There is no doubt that this is our most successful e-mail application release ever and we're not alone in thinking that. Steve Segal, in his Tribune Review article Mozilla outfoxes Microsoft raves, "it's the first free e-mail client that should give Outlook a run for its money and is one of the best first versions of a program I've ever seen. I have no plan to switch back to Outlook, as I'm so pleased with the Mozilla software."

With your help, we're going to see millions more reclaiming their inboxes. Thanks, everyone, and keep spreading the word.

(reposting from my sfx post.) Posted by asa at December 18, 2004 09:46 AM


I really do love Thunderbird, and I've even tried using it at work to talk to our Exchange server. It works great, but it lacks one absolutely essential feature that would take it from software I toy around with to my email client. Outlook/Exchange is how we schedule meetings. Without some comparable functionality (via integration with Sunbird) this will always be a no-go for us.

Posted by: Blacklight on December 18, 2004 12:08 PM

Exactly. Thunderbird hasn't reached a stage where it can be compared to Outlook (if that's what the eventual goal is). It's far better than Outlook Express, but Outlook is a whole different beast. People shouldn't be pushing Thunderbird as something it's not. Just my thoughts:

Posted by: Kunal Kundaje on December 19, 2004 03:15 PM

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