Manage emails, calendars, and contacts from multiple accounts using Mozilla Thunderbird
Kubuntu 22.04 provides Thunderbird as the default email and calendar solution. While we have often been fans of Kmail, Thunderbird is easier to set up and has a wider following. Thunderbird is much faster than web mail clients when you want to move messages between accounts or sort them quickly.
Focus systems automatically install a compatible dark theme. However, if you wish to change it, you may click on
Menu > Add-ons > Themes and then select
Dark or other theme name.
To complete the calendar configuration, click on
Menu > New > Calendar. When the wizard opens select
Network and then enter your Gmail account and authorize access. We suggest you use the calendar as a mostly read-only view to avoid data conflict. See this FAQ which discusses some limitations. Mozilla also provides this guide which is frequently updated.
You can import your Mail from Outlook using the guide below. This is summarized from this Ask Ubuntu discussion.
Open in terminal
TR Menu > Addons and Themes
ImportExportTools NGand then restart Thunderbird when asked.
Imported, to import the PST emails
Importedfolder and choose
ImportExportNG> Import all messages from a directory > also from subdirectories
pst-exportdirectory you created above. Import will begin. Depending on the size of your archive, this can take several minutes.
Issues will be added as required.
This is a partial revision history. See the
git repository for all entries.
2023-11-18 e770b1c6Add search and help bar
2022-10-27 18235fe3Add PST import section for Outlook email
2022-10-11 7c6e13f5Audit and update images, remove large titles
2022-07-13 57bf7a6cUpdae images
2022-06-29 6c5be0abRevise for 22.04
2021-10-10 5728326eReformat to 2-column
2021-09-22 dc862884Update link and headline colors
2021-08-23 681261b4Review and update codeblocks
2021-07-28 1b9cf29bRevise units to have a space after number
2021-05-13 bd1c1e01Updated for Thunderbird 78
2020-10-23 497e1e7dFirst publication
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