Thunderbird 3 Testing Version in Ubuntu

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Thunderbird 3 Testing Version in Ubuntu

Thunderbird 3CAUTION!!! This is the testing version... for official release, check Install Thunderbird 3.0 Official Release in Ubuntu...

So, the all new Thunderbird 3.0 is out... the development version is codenamed Shredder now :)

There are a bunch of exciting features in this release... most of them are our favorites in Firefox...

+ Tabs
+ Improved Search
+ Message Archive
+ Lightweight Skins
+ Smart Folders
+ Integrated Add-ons Manager
+ Automated Mail Account Setup Wizard
+ One-click Address Book
+ Attachment Reminder
+ Activity Manager
+ Better Junk Protection
+ Better Privacy
+ Phishing Protection
+ Automated Update

So... lets install latest Thundebird 3 Testing Version...

Add the following code to a new file (eg:


version=karmic # Change this to the Ubuntu version (eg: jaunty)

sudo bash -c "echo '# Thunderbird 3' >> /etc/apt/sources.list"
sudo bash -c "echo 'deb $version main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list"
sudo bash -c "echo 'deb-src $version main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list"
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 247510BE
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install thunderbird-3.0 thunderbird-3.0-gnome-support

Just run the script,


That's all... run using command


You can directly install this version even if Thunderbird 2.x is present, the profile will be automatically detected and integrated... some minor folder rearrangement may be needed... one issue, add-ons are incompatible...

Comments please...

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» Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala on the move

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» Internet Explorer in Ubuntu

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