Install Mozilla Thunderbird 11 in Linux Mint 12 / Ubuntu 11.10 / 12.04


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 user interface with Tabs above the main menu bar to facilitate navigation and make it more contextual
  • Various security fixes
  • Thunderbird notifications may not work properly with Growl 1.3 or later
  • Fixes a crash seen during importing of Microsoft Outlook profile

Read full details from Thunderbird 11 release notes.

Here is the post about installing Mozilla Thunderbird 11 on Ubuntu and Linux Mint.

Step 1: Open Terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T).

Step 2:  Add repository.

raj@geeksite~/$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-security/ppa

Step 3: Update repository.

raj@geeksite~/$ sudo apt-get update

Step 4: Install Mozilla Thunderbird.

raj@geeksite~/$ sudo apt-get install thunderbird

Step 5: Start Thunderbird.

raj@geeksite~/$ thuderbird

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

That’s All.

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