Install Latest ‘Thunderbird’ Email Client in Linux Systems

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9 Responses

  1. Bruce Barbour says:

    Running Fedora 15 – Thunderbird problem mail ok but cannot enter letters with keyboard when attempting to forward e-mail cursor blinking but typing fails?

  2. Eddie G. says:

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but Thunderbird comes ALREADY INSTALLED on Fedora / CEntOS / Ubuntu / OpenSuSE…etc No? To date the only Linux distros that don’t come with TB are the “exotic” ones….(Elementary OS…..Arch Linux…..Porteus…..etc)

    I may be wrong, but I’m pretty sure this application comes with most Linux distros (remember Linux was competing with M$, so it was in their best interests to include not only a web browser and an office suite but an email/calendaring application as well, this is what TB is.

    So why or how would someone install Ubuntu and NOT have TB there is a complete mystery to me. Here are articles that show that TB is included with Ubuntu, (and most other major Linux distros!)

    As you can see this has been included with Linux since 11.10 and beyond. So what instance would there be for someone to have to install this on an Ubuntu system?

    • Ravi Saive says:


      I am totally agree with your point, YES thunderbird comes with almost all Linux distributions, but the available version might be little older. This article means to install latest (most recent) version of Thunderbird using official PPA maintained by Mozilla..

  3. Alexander says:

    I’m using 51.0b2 :)

  4. aashish says:

    Update the latest ppa is as follows
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/thunderbird-next
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install thunderbird


  5. Lizette DasMeer says:

    Why can’t the installation be easier. Not everyone is familiar with the ubuntu system. Is it too much or too hard to have an installer for software like for windows, or is doing it the geek way the only way to install software.

    I could not get thunderbird to install. You do not win followers to ubuntu by having the installation of software be so complicated.

    • julian says:

      These instructions are for the Linux black-screen lovers. Ordinary users may use Linux’s Update Manager. Windows users can download an installer from mozilla’s site

      In case this site changed or moved search for “thunderbird windows installer” in google.

    • Naví says:

      @lizette – you can also download a .deb file package and open it with the Ubuntu software system. or simply open the software center and install through there…. Ubuntu has some user-friendly aspects, but also some crazy advanced keyboard shortcuts and stuff!

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