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Install Thunderbird 5 On Ubuntu 11.04 “Natty Narwhal”

Mozilla Thunderbird will replace Evolution mail as the default mail client for Ubuntu 11.10 (this depends on how much space there’s left on the install disc). For those who want to test it here is a guide to install Thunderbird 5 on Ubuntu 11.04.

To install Thunderbird open a terminal window and copy+paste the following lines:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/thunderbird-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install thunderbird

To start Thunderbird press Alt+F2 and type: thunderbird

The latest version of Thunderbird has the following changes:

More responsive and faster to start up and use
Thunderbird is based on the new Mozilla Gecko 5 engine
New Add-ons Manager
Revised account creation wizard to improve email setup
New Troubleshooting Information page
Tabs can now be reordered and dragged to different windows
Attachment sizes now displayed along with attachments
Plugins can now be loaded in RSS feeds by default
Several theme fixes for Windows Vista and Windows 7
Support for Mac 32/64 bit Universal builds (Thunderbird no longer supports PowerPC on Mac)
Over 390 platform fixes that improve speed, performance, stability and security.

Thunderbird 5.0 Release Notes

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