SpiceBird a worthy opponent for Microsoft Outlook

SpiceBird It is a project of a company called Synovel, which takes the code from Thunderbird y lightning, along with other extensions, and provides an application that brings together a Mail Client, Calendar, Contacts managerand Task manager and more ... 😀

What does this application give us?

The full list of features (planned or already implemented in the testing phase), taken from the website of SpiceBird, is

Email address

  • POP3, IMAP and SMTP protocols.
  • RSS feeds integrated into your inbox and NNTP newsgroups.
  • Signing and encryption of messages based on web standards.
  • Unicode implementation.
  • Searches, detection of spam and fraudulent messages, and custom filters.
  • Ability to install themes and plugins.
  • Labeling of messages.
  • Multiple identities.

Instant messaging

  • Jabber Protocol (XMPP).
  • Conversations between two users and group conferences.
  • Reusable XMPP for custom collaboration applications (such as creating a multi-member presentation over the network).


  • Group calendar.
  • Share your calendar with your friends.
  • Subscribe to web calendars using iCal.
  • Integrated time zone viewer.
  • Tasks and events.
  • Reminders.
  • It supports iCal, but uses a custom protocol for interaction with the server.

Blog management

  • Publish on your blogs, directly from the client.
  • Subscribe to blogs using RSS feeds.


  • Knowledge management using a collaborative web portal.
  • Corporate website for group work with controlled access (external / internal)


  • Calendar server
  • Open source servers for Jabber, SMTP and IMAP / POP3
  • Easy-to-use web-based configuration tool
  • Portal (Content Management System) based on open source.
  • Wiki and Blog services.


  • Customizable: JavaScript is all you need to know to customize the application. Synovel can help you do that too.
  • Secure: The solution is based on open source components, which are reviewed by millions of people around the world.
  • Scalable - Server components can be clustered on different machines.
  • Conforming to standards.
  • It can be easily integrated with other applications.

I didn't really try all the features that this application includes, but at least the ones that come by default, that is, at first glance, they work very well. The image you see at the beginning of the article is version 0.8 and we can download it from the Official website.

Source: Mozilla-Hispanic.

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  1.   pandev92 said


    Maybe it's better but on windows compared to otulook it looks horrible.

    1.    elav <° Linux said

      Why did I know you were going to say something like that? ¬¬ Ahh I know, because the last 25 comments you have made from Windows 😛

      1.    pandev92 said

        My comment is neutral and I showed you that spicebird looks horrible, horripilantum and they should take more care of aesthetics. The other thing is that I will not use Linux again until I have a desktop pc with an nvidia graphics and a good fan, my laptop does not like to reach 94 degrees for doing almost nothing.

        1.    Courage said


          Take a look around there, yes, instead of an Nvidia I would recommend an Intel more, more than anything because they are not bloody with the issue of drivers

          1.    pandev92 said

            Ok, I'll give it a look, thanks :).

        2.    elav <° Linux said

          Yes man, very neutral. The aesthetic depends on the appearance you have on your desk, however, I am one of those who prefers that it works well and not that it is pretty 😛

          1.    Courage said

            The aesthetic depends on the appearance you have on your desk

            This as I do not get it ...

            1.    elav <° Linux said

              Thats weird? Courage don't catch something .. If you never catch anything, boy.

          2.    Courage said

            It is not that carcamal, it is that "aesthetics depends on appearance" does not make much sense when both are the same

        3.    KZKG ^ Gaara said

          Clean the laptop vents, it will improve remarkably 🙂

          1.    Courage said

            That's a fix, I already told you

    2.    Courage said

      If you end up windolero and everything ... hahaha

      1.    pandev92 said

        You are also more windolero than ever.

        1.    Courage said

          But because of my hard drive

  2.   Manuel de la Fuente said

    Do you know if it is possible to synchronize calendars and tasks with Google Calendar and Google Tasks? If so, it might be the app I've been looking for for a long time.

    1.    Rayonant said

      Synchronizing calendars with Google Calendar can be done for a long time with Thunderbird's Lightning extension (which is also included here), what I'm not sure is if you can synchronize tasks because I have never tried it, but it is likely that you can.

      1.    Manuel de la Fuente said

        You can't, I used to use Lighting (and its predecessor Sunbird) but it didn't do me much good because it didn't sync the tasks, so I went back to using the web interface directly. The problem is that in college I prefer to stay offline because the network is very insecure so I need a software to work offline with both Calendar and Tasks; But it has to be both, I don't think it's just one. That's why I say that if Spicebird can do it, it might be the program I've been looking for.

        1.    KZKG ^ Gaara said

          And you can't use Linux at the University?… I mean, to solve the insecurity problem?

  3.   Mauritius said

    It really looks very good. I'm going to prove it.

  4.   jose said

    Wherever Evolution is and its exact integration with Gnome, remove everything else.

  5.   vendettaboom said

    And what is this all about?

  6.   mirantra said

    It is a good mail manager, my pc with linux has never warmed up ... maybe you have to clean the fan, I did it once and the change is significant.