Install, Migrate and Update
How to install and keep Thunderbird up to date
- Thunderbird versions and languages
- Copy your personal information from one Thunderbird to another
- New in Thunderbird 52.0 This article describes the major changes in Thunderbird version 52.0 released in April 2017.
- New in Thunderbird 45.0 This article describes the major changes in Thunderbird version 45.0 released in April 2016.
- Display the Thunderbird menus and toolbar The menu items File, Edit, View, etc. are located in the menu bar. This article will help you restore a missing menu bar.
- Moving Thunderbird Data to a New Computer This article explains how to move Thunderbird data (such as account data and messages) to a new computer.
- Thunderbird and Junk / Spam Messages This article explains how Thunderbird's adaptive filter learns to identify junk mail ("spam").
- 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.
- Profiles - Where Thunderbird stores your messages and other user data Thunderbird saves personal information such as messages, passwords and user preferences in a set of files called a "profile".
- 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.
- Switch from POP to IMAP account This article explains how to switch from a POP to an IMAP account in Thunderbird.
- 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.
- Find what version of Thunderbird you are using Learn how to find out what Thunderbird version you are using, to help troubleshoot a problem or just to know if Thunderbird is up to date.
- 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.
- How can I get the latest version of Thunderbird on Windows XP or Vista? How to update to the latest version of Thunderbird on Windows XP and Vista.
- Thunderbird support has ended for Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8 Thunderbird version 52 and above are no longer supported on Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8. Learn more about your options.
- Your hardware is no longer supported by Thunderbird On computers with processors older than Pentium 4, Thunderbird is no longer supported as of version 52.