Mozilla®, Thunderbird® vs Microsoft® Outlook®

Get to know more about Mozilla, Thunderbird vs Microsoft Outlook

Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite and it is managed by Mozilla Corporation. Firefox runs on a variety of versions of GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows and many other Unix-like OS. Thunderbird is mainly a free, open source, cross-platform e-mail and news client developed by the Mozilla Foundation. The project policy is modeled after Mozilla Firefox, a project aimed at creating a web browser. Microsoft Outlook, formerly Microsoft Office Outlook, is a personal information manager from Microsoft which is available both as a separate application as well as a part of the Microsoft Office suite. Upcoming sections would provide the important features included in Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird, and Microsoft Outlook.

The following are the features of Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird, and Microsoft Outlook.

  • Mozilla Firefox

  • Thunderbird

  • Outlook

Mozilla Firefox

Firefox includes many features designed to improve security which contain a sandbox security model, same origin policy, external protocol whitelisting, a phishing detector, and an option to clear all private data, such as browser history and cookies. It allows 'Tabbed Browsing' which would let users to open several pages in one window. Private Browsing is one of the most recent additions in Mozilla Firefox which lets users browse the Internet without leaving any traces in the browsing history.


Features of Thunderbird include message management, which helps you to manage multiple e-mail, newsgroup and news feed accounts and supports multiple identities within accounts. Thunderbird supports a variety of themes for changing its overall look and feel plus it supports POP and IMAP. In addition to that, Thunderbird runs on a wide variety of platforms like Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, OpenSolaris etc.


The present version of Outlook is Microsoft Outlook 2010 for Windows. It includes all the features of Outlook 2007, plus, grouping of conversations, Social Networking features, Ribbon interface in all views, etc. Another good feature of Outlook is the “Outlook Add-ins”, which are small helping programs for the Microsoft Outlook application. The main purpose of the add-ins is to add latest functional capabilities into Microsoft Outlook and automate some routine operations.

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