Chat Keeps Thunderbird in Front
Mozilla’s Thunderbird looks likely to stay ahead of the pack when it comes to desktop email clients, following its latest update. Against its rival Windows programs such as Outlook and Outlook Express, Thunderbird has always been able to hold its own because of its better search and security options, and superior junk and phishing filters. And its latest update has one feature that is likely to keep it ahead of the competition: Chat. You can now chat with your Facebook and Gmail friends using Thunderbird. It also supports IRC and Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP). The separate chat tab also allows access to your Twitter timeline. Though it is not possible to post in Facebook, the chat feature on a desktop client clearly makes it a winner. Lotus Notes users might want to explore whether it has the email migration capabilities they can opt for with Outlook.