Objective

The objective is to install Thunderbird on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: - Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux

Requirements

Privileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via sudo command is required.

Conventions

  • # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
  • $ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Other Versions of this Tutorial

Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa)

Instructions

Install Thunderbird on Ubuntu

The Thunderbird email client installation package is part of the official Ubuntu package repository and is installed as a default email client for Gnome Ubuntu 18.04 desktop. In case the Thunderbird email client is not already installed on your Ubuntu 18.04 you can use the apt command to perform the installation.

Open up terminal and enter:
$ sudo apt install thunderbird

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Launch Thunderbird

Search your start menu for the Thunderbird launcher icon or execute:
$ thunderbird
If you are using the default Ubuntu 18.04 Gnome desktop click on the Thunderbird Launcher icon on your left desktop panel:
thunderbird's icon launcher
Once the Thunderbird installation is complete you should see the thunderbird's icon launcher on the left panel. Click to start.
Thunderbird email client on Ubuntu 18.04
Thunderbird email client on Ubuntu 18.04
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