Mozilla Thunderbird is a free, open source, cross-platform e-mail and news client developed by the Mozilla Foundation.
The new features in Thunderbird 3 help users work faster while providing the advanced flexibility and security they are accustomed to with all versions of Thunderbird.
Key new features in this release include:
* Tabbed Email: Provides the ability view individual emails and folders in tabs, and web pages via add-ons in tabs so users can quickly jump between them, just as one manages web pages in Mozilla’s Firefox. Folder tabs are remembered, so Thunderbird starts up pre-configured and personalized to each user.
* Filtered Search: Designed with search in mind, the new search interface in Thunderbird 3 contains filtering and timeline tools to help users quickly and accurately pin-point the exact email by word matches, correspondents or even attachment types at the moment they need it, all based on analysis of the user’s own emails.
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First you need to add this line to your repository, go to System->Administration->Software Sources and select the Third-Party Software tab then click the Add button and copy+paste the following line:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
To add the GPG key, open a Terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal) and copy+paste the following line:
sudo apt-key adv –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com –recv-keys 247510BE
To update your sources list copy+paste the following line:
sudo apt-get update
To install Thunderbird 3 copy+paste the following line:
sudo apt-get install thunderbird-3.1 thunderbird-3.1-gnome-support
When finished close the Terminal window and you can find Mozilla Thunderbird 3 under Applications->Internet.