How To Install Thunderbird Email Client on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Install Thunderbird Email Client on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configuration Thunderbird Email Client on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS server. For those of you who didn’t know, Mozilla Thunderbird is the world’s leading email client software; it is free, open-source, cross-platform, works flawlessly, designed to handle a high flow of emails. Not only email clients, but it is also one of the best chat and news client apps as well.  Mozilla Thunderbird is being used by millions of people all around the globe on daily basis to cater to their email and news feeds. It is lighting fast app and is extremely lightweight, it hardly contributes to your system load or high resource consumption.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation of Thunderbird Email Client on a Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server.

Install Thunderbird Email Client on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt-get commands in the terminal.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Step 2. Installing Thunderbird.

Let’s Add the Thunderbird repository under Ubuntu and its derivatives:

 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-security/ppa

Install Thunderbird package using apt-get command:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install thunderbird

That’s it, you’ve successfully installed Thunderbird 45.6.0 under your Linux system.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Thunderbird. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Thunderbird Email Client on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS  (Xenial Xerus) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Thunderbird website.

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