Install Thunderbird mail client on Debian 10

This article is going to take you through on how to Install Thunderbird mail client on Debian 10. Thunderbird is a free e-mail client that sends, receives, and manages e-mail on Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, and other supported operating systems. It connects to one or more email servers and retrieves your emails, which basically means you may add many email accounts, such as Gmail, Yahoo, and Hotmail, and manage them all through the Thunderbird mail client. Thunderbird users can utilize IMAP or POP3 to obtain email from their email provider, and SMTP to send email.

Some of Thunderbird features include;

  • Mail Account Setup Wizard-Prior to this feature you had to know your IMAP, SMTP, and SSL/TLS settings. Now all you need to provide is your name, email address, and password and the email account set up wizardry will check our database and find the email settings for you.
  • One-click Address Book-One-click Address Book is a quick and easy way to add people to your address book. Add people by simply clicking on the star icon in the message you receive. Two clicks and you can add more details like a photo, birthday, and other contact information.
  • Attachment Reminder-The attachment reminder looks for the word attachment (and other words like file types) in the body of your message and reminds you to add an attachment before hitting send.
  • Quick Filter Toolbar-The Quick Filter Toolbar allows you to quickly filter your email. Start typing words into the Quick Filter search box, and the results will appear immediately.
  • Search Tools-Thunderbird’s search UI has filtering and timeline capabilities to help you find the exact email you’re looking for. Thunderbird also indexes all of your emails and chat discussions, making it even easier to find what you’re looking for.
  • Message Archive-If you think you’ll need an email in the future but don’t want it to go from your inbox, archive it! Archiving aids in the management of your inbox and the placement of emails in the archive folder structure.

How to Install Thunderbird mail client on Debian 10

We’ll go though three different methods on how to Install Thunderbird mail client.

Install Thunderbird mail client on Debian 10 via APT

  • Start by updating your packages.
sudo apt update
  • Next install Thunderbird using the following command.
sudo apt-get install thunderbird
  • Thunderbird can be launched using the command below.
  • Alternatively, it can be launched from the application menu.

Uninstall Thunderbird mail client

  • To remove Thunderbird use the command below.
sudo apt-get purge thunderbird

Install Thunderbird mail client on Debian 10 via Snap store

  • Open Software Store
  • Search for Thunderbird as shown below then it by clicking.
  • Click install button to begin the installation.

When installation percentage reaches 100%, Thunderbird client will have been installed on your system.

Install Thunderbird mail client on Debian 10 via Snap command

  • Start by installing Snapd using the following command.
sudo apt install snapd


sudo snap install core
  • Then reboot your system for changes to take effect.
sudo reboot
  • Next Install Thunderbird mail client.
sudo snap install thunderbird

Uninstall Thunderbird mail client

  • To remove Thunderbird mail client via snap use the command below.
sudo snap remove thunderbird

Setup Mail Account in Thunderbird mail client

  • Begin by entering your email address and password as shown below.
  • Click continue button to proceed then Done button to complete the setup. If your configuration settings aren’t available in the Mozilla ISP database, click configure manually to configure it.
  • Allow Mozilla access to your email in a new web tab when prompted. To accept, click Allow.
  • After that, click Finish to complete your account registration.
  • You’ll be redirected to your email account, where you can manage your email.
  • Congratulations, you’ve made it to the end of the article. You’ve learned how to Install Thunderbird mail client on Debian 11
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