09 January 2013

Thunderbird 17.0.2 Released! Install it in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

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Mozilla Thunderbird is a free, open source, cross-platform email and news client developed by the Mozilla Foundation. Mozilla has announced the release of Thunderbird 17.0.2 with some improvements.

New in Thunderbird 17.0.2

  • Pressing the 'x' button on Windows now closes only one window rather than the whole application
  • An issue that caused occasional corruption in local folders after filtering is now fixed
  • An issue that caused deletion of drafts saved in IMAP folders whilst in offline mode is now fixed

You can know more about Thunderbird 17.0.2 by reading Release Note.

To install Mozilla Thunderbird 17.0.2 in Ubuntu 12.04/12.10 and Linux Mint 13/14, open terminal (Alt + Ctrl + t) and type following commands

Step 1: Add Thunderbird Repository

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/thunderbird-stable

Step 2: Update sources.list

$ sudo apt-get update

Step 3: Install Thunderbird 17.0.2

$ sudo apt-get install thunderbird

That's it , you have successfully installed Thunderbird 17.0.2. To check Thunderbird version, type following command in terminal

$ thunderbird -v
Thunderbird 17.0.2

how to install thunderbird in ubuntu/Linux Mint

Enjoy :)

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