In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configure the 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 a 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 the step-by-step installation of the Thunderbird Email Client on a Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus).
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
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 check the official Thunderbird website.