ThunderBridge can bypass e-mail servers and enables the delivering of e-mails with really large attachments (e.g. 800 MB).
ThunderBridge also provides you a privacy improvement with regard to e-mail transmission. Traditionally this requires 3 independent transmissions over 4 independent computers so that it is vulnerable to be intercepted and copied.
When you send your e-mail traditionally (via SMTP/POP3 channels, it goes like this:
· from your Thunderbird to your external outgoing mail server (SMTP),
· from your external outgoing mail server to recipient’s incoming mail server (SMTP),
· from recipient’s incoming mail server to recipient’s Thunderbird, on recipient’s request (POP3 or IMAP).
With ThunderBridge your e-mail shall be delivered directly (P2P) to recipient providing that:
· recipient also uses Mozilla Thunderbird with ThunderBridge, and
· both you and recipient are located at the same private network or at least one of you has a public IP address.
ThunderBridge is cross-platform and it works on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux.
Detailed instructions on how to install and use the ThunderBridge add-on on your Mac are available HERE.
· Thunderbird 3.0b2 and later
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Menu_On preference default changed from true to false