In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure Thunderbird on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with
sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.
Thunderbird is a free and open-source email, newsfeed, chat, and calendaring client, that’s easy to set up and customize. Thunderbird is available for various distributions like macOS, Linux, Microsoft Windows, etc. If you’ve ever used Outlook, Thunderbird will feel incredibly familiar. There are no hidden ribbon menus like in Outlook. For preference settings, everything is in a classic layout, and the message view is very compact. It is a classic technique that Linux users should appreciate.
- Message Archiving is a feature that allows you to delete messages from your inbox without deleting them.
- Filter messages by New Messages, Keywords, Contacts, tags, and more with the Quick Filter Toolbar.
- With themes and personas, you can instantly change the presence and feel of Thunderbird.
- Smart Folders – combine folders to handle different email accounts.
- Add-ons Manager – Add-on ratings, recommendations, descriptions, and images.
- Chat – directly add Facebook, Twitter, and other sites related to social media in Thunderbird.
- Tabbed E-mail – store emails in various tabs so you can easily switch between them.
Install Thunderbird on Ubuntu 20.04
Step 1. First, before you start installing any package on your Ubuntu server, we always recommend making sure that all system packages are updated.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Install Thunderbird on the Ubuntu system.
- Install Thunderbird via the official Ubuntu repository.
Thunderbird package is already available in the standard Ubuntu repository. Type the command below to install Thunderbird email:
sudo apt install thunderbird
- Install Thunderbird via Snap.
Run the following command to install it:
sudo apt install snapd sudo snap install thunderbird
Step 3. Accessing Thunderbird Client Email.
After the installation was completed done, the next step is to configure the account whom using this application. There is two option to call the Thunderbird application: using Application manager and command line. Set up your account on Thunderbird and Enjoy a tremendous mailing experience.
That’s all you need to do to install Thunderbird on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. For further reading on Install Thunderbird’s free email application, please refer to their official knowledge base. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.