I am using elementary os 0.4.1 Loki, can anyone let me know how to install Thunderbird?

Note: Thunderbird not showing in app center.


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It's weird. Thunderbird is showing for me in AppCenter. But if you want to install it manually, open a terminal and type the following commands. You will have to type your password when requested:

sudo apt install -y software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/thunderbird-stable 
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install thunderbird

You don't need to add a PPA, even if it does not show in the AppCenter you can install it via the command line

sudo apt install thunderbird
  • Due to some bug with a conflict between Gmail and Thunderbird you do have to add the PPA for a gmail account to work with Thunderbird. Although you want the PPA of "sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/thunderbird-next" ---hope this helps others who have the issue with Gmail and Thunderbird.
    – Eosdude
    Commented Jun 12, 2017 at 21:39

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