Thunderbird & Lightning

What a cool name combination of Thunderbird and Lightning!  What are they you ask?  Thunderbird is an open source, free email program created by Mozilla and Lightning is a calendar extension for Thunderbird.  When these two work in conjunction they make for a great Email program.  Together, these two programs are a great competitor for Microsoft Outlook.  Thunderbird is a full featured email program with junk mail filtering and anti-phising protection.  It also is customizable and has automatic update capability and advanced security.  For more information, check out the Thunderbird section of the Mozilla web site.  For more information about the calendaring features of Lightning, check out the Lightning section of the Mozilla web site.  Lightning allows you to set appoints with reminders and add tasks.  Mozilla just released Thunderbird 1.5.0.8 and the recently released Lightning 0.3.

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