In this tutorial we will be installing the Thunderbird email,news, chat client and RSS reader developed by the Mozilla Foundation on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Desktop.

In this tutorial you will learn:
Thunderbird installation on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa
Thunderbird installation on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System Installed Ubuntu 20.04 or upgraded Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa
Software Thunderbird
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
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

Thunderbird installation on Ubuntu 20.04 step by step instructions

Install Thunderbird from command line

  1. Start by opening a terminal window and execution of the bellow apt command:
    $ sudo apt install Thunderbird
    
    All done.
  2. You can start the Thunderbird using the below command:
    $ thunderbird
    

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Install Thunderbird using graphical user interface



  1. Open software application
    Use top left Activities menu to open the Software application.


  2. search for thunderbird
    Search for thunderbird application.


  3. Thunderbird installation
    To begin the installation press the Install button


  4. Enter your username and password
    Enter your username and password. Your user needs to belong to sudo administrative group.


  5. Start the Thunderbird application
    Start the Thunderbird application
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