What is Thunderbird
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Mozilla Thunderbird is a free, open source, cross-platform e-mail and news client developed by the Mozilla Foundation. The project strategy is modeled after Mozilla Firefox, a project aimed at creating a web browser. On December 7, 2004, version 1.0 was released, and received over 500,000 downloads in its first three days of release (and 1,000,000 in 10 days). As of 2008, Thunderbird has been downloaded more than 60 million times since 1.0 release.
Thunderbird at UA
Staff and Faculty using a university owned computer running Windows should not use Thunderbird.
As a means to protect the network an element of the antivirus program Mcafee is set to block outgoing mail messages from all but a few email clients. Outlook is one example of an email client with the proper exceptions.
Staff and Faculty users using their personally owned computers are still encouraged to use Outlook, but may not be restricted to only using Outlook on their Windows based computer.
Mac users are not affected by this restriction