Aug 302008

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.

Features include

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

Message Notification

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

Install Thunderbird

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.

openSUSE 11.0

1-click install for Thunderbird

openSUSE 10.3

1-click install for Thunderbird

openSUSE 10.2

1-click install for Thunderbird

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.

Add repositories Package selection

installation summary successful installation
This should install Thunderbird email under “Applications – Internet – E-Mail” as “Mail/News Client

Thunderbird in menu

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

import account settings new account setup

Enter your display name (name displayed as From when a receipent recevies your email) and email address and click Next

Display name and email

Select the incoming server type (POP3/IMAP) and enter Incoming Server address and outgoing server address and click Next

Incoming outgoing servers

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

user accounts for Incoming outgoing servers

Enter an Account Name with which you would refer on your Thunderbird and click Next.

Account name

In the summary page, confirm your entries and click Finish

account summary account setup in progress

This should configure the email account and try connecting to your email server to download emails. Enter the password when prompted.

preferences Junk settings

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.

Account settings