How To Install Thunderbird Mail on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install Thunderbird Mail on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Thunderbird Mail on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Thunderbird is a free email application that’s easy to set up and customize. The secure and free e-mail client “Mozilla Thunderbird” supports all common e-mail accounts, can encrypt outgoing messages on request, offers an integrated RSS reader, and is highly expandable. It also provides a cross-platform which means it can be run on other operating systems such as Linux, windows, and macOS.

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 Thunderbird Mail on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • 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).
  • A 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 Mail on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

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

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install wget apt-transport-https gnupg2 software-properties-common

Step 2. Installing Thunderbird Mail on Ubuntu 22.04.

  • Install Thunderbird from Ubuntu Base Repository.

By default, Thunderbird is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now install the add Thunderbird PPA repository to your system using the following command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/ppa

After the repository has been added successfully, you can then proceed to install Thunderbird on Ubuntu using the command shown in the output below:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install thunderbird
  • Install Thunderbird using Snapcraft.

Now we install Thunderbird Mail using Snap, If the Snap package manager is not already installed then you can install it by running the following command below:

sudo apt install snapd
sudo snap install core

To install Thunderbird, simply use the following command:

sudo snap install thunderbird

Step 3. Accessing Thunderbird Mail on Ubuntu 22.04.

Once successfully installed on your Ubuntu system, run the following path on your desktop to open the path: Activities -> Show Applications -> Thunderbird Mail Alternatively, you can launch it from the terminal with this command:

thunderbird

Install Thunderbird Mail on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Thunderbird. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Thunderbird Mail on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Thunderbird website.

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