If you are a Windows user, chances are you are familiar with Outlook as Apple users are familiar with Mail.  When you switch to Ubuntu, you will need to setup its default mail client, which is called Thunderbird.  The setup is easy and this software actually comes from Mozilla, the makers of Firefox.

Thunderbird is a free email application that’s easy to set up and customize – and it’s loaded with great features!

Easy Setup – Setting up Thunderbird, as you will see in the tutorial below is very easy.  It has a built in setup wizard that handles the sometimes challenging configurations for you.  All you need to know is your email address and password.  Thunderbird will do the rest!

Tabbed Browsing – Thunderbird recreates the new look and feel of Mozilla Firefox with an end goal to give a comparable client experience that is versatile.

Selected email gives you a chance to load messages in isolated tabs.  This lets you rapidly hop between emails without having to close them. Tabs show up on the highest point of the menu bar. This  gives an intense visual experience and allows the toolbars to be significantly more relevant.

Selected email gives you a chance to keep various messages open for simple reference. Double tapping or hitting Enter on a mail message will open that message in another tab.

When you are done using Thunderbird, tabs that are visible will be saved and reestablished when you open Thunderbird again.

Configuring Thunderbird for Ubuntu Desktop

What are we waiting for?  Let’s dive in and configure Thunderbird on Ubuntu 16.04!

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