Tuesday, January 19, 2016

How to install Thunderbird on Lubuntu

By default lubuntu comes with email client software called Sylpheed, but if you prefer to use thunderbird as email client, you can install thunderbird on your lubuntu.

To install mozilla thunderbird on lubuntu is very easy, all you have to do is open terminal/console/command mode and then type the following command:

sudo apt-get install thunderbird

kernelpanic@kernelpanic:~$ sudo apt-get install thunderbird
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
Suggested packages:
  thunderbird-gnome-support ttf-lyx
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  myspell-en-us thunderbird
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
Need to get 33,5 MB of archives.
After this operation, 94,1 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ wily/main myspell-en-us all 1:4.2.1-0ubuntu3 [195 kB]
Get:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ wily-updates/main thunderbird amd64 1:38.5.1+build2-0ubuntu0.15.10.1 [33,3 MB]
Fetched 33,5 MB in 52s (638 kB/s)                                                                                                                                      
Selecting previously unselected package myspell-en-us.
(Reading database ... 148691 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../myspell-en-us_1%3a4.2.1-0ubuntu3_all.deb ...
Unpacking myspell-en-us (1:4.2.1-0ubuntu3) ...
Selecting previously unselected package thunderbird.
Preparing to unpack .../thunderbird_1%3a38.5.1+build2-0ubuntu0.15.10.1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking thunderbird (1:38.5.1+build2-0ubuntu0.15.10.1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.4-1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu3) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.58ubuntu1) ...
Setting up myspell-en-us (1:4.2.1-0ubuntu3) ...
Setting up thunderbird (1:38.5.1+build2-0ubuntu0.15.10.1) ...

Once installed you can find thunderbird from lubuntu start menu > Internet > Thunderbird Mail.

For the first time thunderbird will ask you to create new email account using sponsored hosting called gandi.net, which is stupid, so i suggest you skip it.

You can setup your own email account (existing email) by opening the thunderbird menu button > Preferences > Account Settings.

And then on the 'Account Settings' window click on 'Account Actions' button and then select 'Add Mail Account...' to add your existing email account.

Next you will see the 'Mail Account Setup', enter your name, email address and password. For example i'm using my gmail account here:

~ enjoy ~

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