Version:From 2.0 to 13.0.1 and beyond
After reading through the negative reviews on TB saw the opportunity to set the record straight. TB is a great email client. Its only competition is Outlook and that's discounting the fact that you have to purchase Microsoft Office to obtain Outlook. TB has been totally free except for the donations made to them on a semi-regular basis over the years. Using it to access 25+ email accounts monitored for clients as well as the several personal email addresses. After using and supporting Outlook for years and having absolutely no control over what went on inside the PST file, TB was an oasis of relief. For individuals with one to a few email accounts, it's a great application. For any concerned or complaining about the lack of support. Users need to learn how to access the Forums for the various applications they are using, do searches on others having similar problems, read the responses and implement the solutions discovered by others or formulate a question in an understandable manner and post it in the Forums. It's the way things get fixed these days, it's the old fashion method, we do it ourselves. Most of the time, the problem has already come up, been posted in the forums and a solution found. It comes down to a matter of searching through the mass of information and reading the postings applicable and following the steps outlined. For a good number of people, this is not the easiest of tasks and there's a viable option for that as well: Contact an IT professional and hire them to fix any problems encountered.
TB is the only email client found which allows full and complete control over every aspect of email accounts including where the email is stored locally, naming the files sets for each account. It handles IMAP and POP accounts seamlessly. It's setup is simple. The Rules and Alerts is far better then the competitions and not as confusing.
If storing your email locally is of importance, TB is the only good solution as the files in which the emails are stored in may be drilled down into and read as text files if needed (by that I mean, if the world collapses, the Internet stops working and life as we know it comes to a screeching halt, that recipe your Aunt sent you may still be found).
For all the people finding this to complex for them to deal with. Find an online email reader and Copy & Paste anything you want to save. Which is not a bad solution for some.
TB may be used on Windows, Linux or Mac