PolicyPak for Mozilla Thunderbird

Well, maybe if you’re one of the thousands of Thunderbird IT administrators, you already know.

Thunderbird is a great addition to the Mozilla family of utilities, but like it’s brother FireFox, there’s no Group Policy support to mass-configure your users and computers.

If you’ve got zillions of desktops, how are you going manage things like:

  • Update behavior (turning it off, so users aren’t prompted)
  • Ensure Thunderbird is always the default mail client?
  • Ensure that spell-check is turned on?
  • Ensure Anti-virus protection is turned on?
  • Prevent users from picking up web cookies?

… or anything else that’s important to your Thunderbird configuration?

Answer: Without PolicyPak, you’ve got no enterprise-way to deliver these settings and lock down Thunderbird. Watch this video to get a handle on the problem and where PolicyPak can ease the pain.

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Our solution isn’t a mere “ADM” template, it’s a true Group Policy extension, with powerful management capabilities. PolicyPak can deliver and enforce Thunderbird settings – the “industrial strength” way you need to using Group Policy.

Our PolicyPak software snaps-in to the Group Policy Editor and is ready to use. You can set key settings (like turning off updates), like what is seen here.
You can ensure that Anti-Virus applications are always working for you, like what is seen here.
And, you can ensure “fit and finish” settings like ensuring that spell-check is on across users who need it most.

Without PolicyPak, you’ve got no way to do this uniformly and ensure your settings. Users won’t know what “secure” or “correctly configured” means – only you do. So be sure to set Thunderbird up correctly using Group Policy.

Besides, once you’re using PolicyPak to manage Mozilla Thunderbird, you’ll also get to manage all your other enterprise desktop applications the same way:Firefox,Java, WinZip,and any custom applications you have. They’re 100% included – absolutely free.

It’s all included when you’re a PolicyPak Professional customer.

PolicyPak was designed by Group Policy MVP Jeremy Moskowitz – who “wrote the book” on Group Policy, runs GPanswers.com, and lives and breathes Group Policy and enterprise software deployments and desktop lockdown.

When you’re ready to get serious about managing Thunderbird using Group Policy, PolicyPak is ready for you.