ThunderBird 2.x.x.x Manual Installation

1. Download ThunderBird 2.x.x.x here
2. Place the file in /opt
3. tar -xvzf thunderbird 2.x.x.x
4. Create a symbolic link using :
ln -s /opt/thunderbird/thunderbird
/usr/local/bin/thunderbird (Must be root or use sudo)
5. Create a menu item at /usr/share/applications using the command :
vi thunderbird.desktop
6. Add the content below in the thunderbird.desktop

[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=Thunderbird
Comment=Thunderbird Mail Client
Exec=thunderbird
Icon=/opt/thunderbird/icons/mozicon16.xpm
StartupNotify=true
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Categories=Applications;Network

Thats All. Now you can access to the Thunderbird from your desktop menu.

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