Email has been and continues to be the fundamental communication tool
and a significant driver of freedoms on the Internet. But it is also
threatened by new non-standards-based, closed and centralised messaging
platforms. To prevent this erosion, the public deserves an alternative that is secure and reliable,
while protecting our privacy, enhancing our productivity and serving as a
platform for current and future forms of messaging.
Thunderbird facilitates cross platform, decentralised, open-standard
communication, which puts the user in control of their data and workflow.
We aspire to offer an interoperable and extensible open-source
platform for messaging and managing personal information, such as email,
contacts, and appointments.