Installing Thunderbird and Linux

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  1. bamaman66

    bamaman66 Registered Member

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    I downloaded thunderbird.tar.gz and extracted the file but I have not been able to get it installed. Could someone help me out on installing thunderbird?
     
  2. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    Hello,
    what distro are you using?
    cant you search for thunderbird in the package manager? and install it that way?
     
  3. wat0114

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    I agree with lodore. The Package Manager method is so much easier. You should update it first by hitting the Reload button.
     
  4. GlobalForce

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    Hint: check his posting history.
     
  5. bamaman66

    bamaman66 Registered Member

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    I am using ubuntu. I downloaded thunderbird from the package manager and tried to setup an account. I could download messages from the internet provider but when I tried to send a message it would keep asking for my password. I tried changing the server and about everything I could change and I never could send any mail so I thought I would download it from the internet and see if it would work. Thunderbird seems to accept my password for receiving email but not to send.
     
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    If you can improvise, possibly - How To Manager Multiple Outbound Addresses In Evolution, ubuntu-tutorials.com
     
  7. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,

    Every archive (tar.gz and such) contains a readme and install text files, which explains how to install and configure. This is your first start point.

    Mozilla site / forum next.

    And indeed, why not installed TB via apt or synaptic, if it has not been installed in the first place?

    Mrk
     
  8. Kerodo

    Kerodo Registered Member

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    Mrk, I think he did try it via the repos already and can't get it to send email. Sounds pretty odd to me, but I am out of ideas......
     
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