In This Article we are going to Installing Thunderbird on Ubuntu 17.10 and this method works from Thunderbird version 3 and old versions of Ubuntu.
Thunderbird is a lightweight mail/news/RSS client, based on the Mozilla suite. It supports different mail accounts (POP, IMAP, Gmail), has an integrated learning Spam filter, and offers easy organization of mails with tagging and virtual folders.
Prerequisite: you must have Thunderbird 3.0 installed and operational before running the following commands.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lucid-bleed/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install thunderbird thunderbird-locale-en-us thunderbird-gnome-support
Check out Thunderbird features
Thunderbird Pros and Cons
Thunderbird users enjoy a few elegant features. For example, Thunderbird supports LDAP email address auto-complete, so if you previously sent an email to a recipient, or if the recipient is in your contact list, you can type just the first few letters of the person’s name, then the LDAP feature will complete the rest of the address. Though Thunderbird includes a user-friendly contacts list, the application does not include a calendar or task list functionality by default. However, you can install extensions that provide both calendar and task list support, in particular the popular Lightning calendar based on the open iCal standard. Additionally, you can customize the interface by installing theme extensions. Another unique feature of Thunderbird is a chat feature that enables you to converse with users on Facebook Chat, Google Talk, IRC, Twitter and XMPP right from the application.