Posted by admin on August 30th, 2008
Mozilla’s Thunderbird 2 email application is more powerful than ever. It’s now even easier to organize, secure and customize your mail. Thunderbird 2 features many new enhancements to help you better manage your unruly inbox, and stay informed. Thunderbird 2 scales to the most sophisticated organizational needs while making it easy to find what you need.
Advanced Folder views to organise and display your folders
Message tagging to allow easy retreival of messages
Message History Navigation to move forward and backward as in abrowser
Improved search features and saved searches to retreive emails
Easy configuration of webmail services like GMail
Phishing protection by notification of suspected emails
Improved robust privacy protection
Improved Junk Mail & Spam protection
Customisable folders and messages and message template features
To install Thunderbird on your openSUSE, click one of the following 1-click installers for your openSUSE version. This will download the YaST Metapackage (YMP) file and start YaST Package Manager to add the required repositories and download and install Mozilla thunderbird and related dependencies.
NOTE: Click here to enable 1-click install feature in openSUSE 10.2
Click Next on the showing the repositories selected to be added to your openSUSE. Click Next in the next page showing the Thunderbird package selection and Next again in the final summary page showing repositories and the package summary. Once the installation is complete, click Finish.
Click Mail/News Client to start Thunderbird on your openSUSE. When started for the first time, will prompt you to import emails and account settings from another client (if any configured). I have no other email client configured and so select the default “Don’t import anything”` and click Next. This will launch Thunderbird and launch a “New Account setup” wizard. Select Email and click Next
Enter your display name (name displayed as From when a receipent recevies your email) and email address and click Next
Select the incoming server type (POP3/IMAP) and enter Incoming Server address and outgoing server address and click Next
Enter the user account (in most cases your email address) to login to incoming email server and outgoing email server (if outgoing server requires authentication) and click Next
Enter an Account Name with which you would refer on your Thunderbird and click Next.
In the summary page, confirm your entries and click Finish
This should configure the email account and try connecting to your email server to download emails. Enter the password when prompted.
To edit any default settings, click Edit and Preferences. Here you can set the Security, privacy, folder and message settings.
To add edit or delete Accounts, click Edit – Account Settings.