Install, Migrate and Update

How to install and keep Thunderbird up to date

Import settings and data into Thunderbird

With Thunderbird's import tool, you can import settings and data from a variety of sources including Thunderbird profiles, other applications or files.

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Thunderbird and Gmail

Thunderbird can be set up to work seamlessly with Google's Gmail. Messages will be synchronized between your local version of Thunderbird and web-based Gmail.

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Export your Thunderbird Profile

Thunderbird's export tool lets you create a backup of your Thunderbird profile including accounts, messages, address books, and settings.

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What is the Mozilla Maintenance Service?

Firefox and Thunderbird install Mozilla Maintenance Service to allow seamless background updates. Learn how it works and how to disable or remove it.

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IMAP Synchronization

IMAP stands for the Internet Message Access Protocol. It enables a mail client (such as Thunderbird) to access messages stored on a mail server. It is more modern and fully featured than POP (Post Office Protocol), which is the other major protocol for accessing mail messages. Most email providers now support IMAP. To see whether your account uses IMAP or POP, check the Server Settings page in the Account Settings.

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Switching to Thunderbird

This article explains how you can switch to Thunderbird from your current mail application, such as Windows Mail, Outlook or also Mail on Mac OS and Evolution on Linux.

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Thunderbird Beta

Test new features and fixes in the most stable pre-release build of Thunderbird.

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New in Thunderbird 102

Detailed introduction to the most interesting new features, improvements, and changes visible to users in Thunderbird 102.0.

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New in Thunderbird 115 Supernova

Detailed introduction to the most interesting new features, improvements, and changes visible to users in Thunderbird 115.0 Supernova.

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Managing Thunderbird Updates

Learn about automatic updates for Thunderbird deployments and how to ensure that the latest security patches are applied and all features are available.

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Custom installation of Thunderbird on Windows

The custom setup option in the Thunderbird full, offline installer lets you choose the Windows program folder location and shortcuts. Learn more.

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