How to install Mozilla Thunderbird 10 in CentOS 6 / RHEL 6

Mozilla Thunderbird is a free,open source,cross-platform e-mail and news client developed by the Mozilla Foundation.Thunderbird can manage multiple e-mail, newsgroup and news feed accounts and supports multiple identities within accounts. Features like quick search, saved search folders (“virtual folders”), advanced message filtering, message grouping, and labels help manage and find messages.Thunderbird supports POP and IMAP. It also supports LDAP address completion. The built-in RSS/Atom reader can also be used as a simple news aggregator. Thunderbird supports the S/MIMEstandard, extensions such as Enigmail and support for the OpenPGP standard.

What’s New in Thunderbird:

The latest version of Thunderbird has the following changes:

  • New ability to search the Web
  • Improvements to email search
  • Several fixes when drafting email
  • and several other platform fixes

Read full details from Thunderbird 10 release notes.

Here is the post about installing Mozilla Thunderbird 10 on CentOS 6 / RHEL 6.

Open Terminal ( Applications  —> System Tools  —> Terminal).

Switch to root user.

[raj@geeksite~/$ su

Install Repository.

[root@geeksite~/] rpm -Uvh
[root@geeksite~/] rpm -Uvh

Install or Update Mozilla Thunderbird 10.

[root@geeksite~/] yum install thunderbird
## or ##
[root@geeksite~/] yum update thunderbird

Start Thunderbird 10 ( Applications —> Internet —> Thunderbird 10).


[root@geeksite~/] thunderbird

Confirm the Mozilla Thunderbird version by going to Help  —–> About Thunderbird.

That’s All.


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