I’m off fashion and chic posts for awhile. I’m in a mood for something techie this time, so this one’s not going to be about pretty stuff, ok? But I’m pretty sure some of you will find this post a lot more helpful.
If you’re one of those with multiple email accounts, say you have one for business, one for personal use, another one you use for signing up various newsletters or to catch spam, then you’d find it a bit tough to manage a lot of email accounts. Having to sign in and out of emails, remembering passwords can be pretty tedious specially for busy folks.
That has been my dilemma for awhile when I was still new to blogging. I have a personal email, one for business, and for each of my blogs I also create an admin email for inquiries, advertising etc. Afterawhile, I realized I was handling about 10+ email accounts and it was driving me nuts.
So then, I searched for a desktop application/software that would make it much easier for me to manage lots of email accounts. And I tried a whole load of them but I settled on using Mozilla Thunderbird. Thunderbird is a free, open source email manager that can be easily customized.
What I love about Thunderbird is that its very easy to use and customize. Adding email accounts is a breeze. You can add in your own emails (based on your domains), Gmail, Yahoo (Plus emails), Hotmail etc. It also comes with a smorgasbord of features that makes it very easy to use, one particular feature I love is their Tabs, Web Search within Thunderbird and the easy migration assistant for easy email adding. If you’re familiar with using Mozilla Firefox browser then using this would be a breeze.
And what makes this special for me is the Add-ons and Personas/Themes. You can dress up your email manager! I always have a lot of fun with this one, and right now my Thunderbird is sporting a ‘Cath Kidston’ persona so it looks all feminine.
As for add-ons, there are hundreds of plugins you can add to your installation to add more functionality. My favorites would be Adblock, Lightning (scheduler/calender), QuickFolders. They have a huge archive of add-ons and for sure you can find an extension for your needs.