While web-based email has become the norm and can be accessed from any web browser, many users prefer a native email client.
Since the ’90s, Microsoft Outlook has been a popular native email client for businesses large and small running Windows. It’s a sophisticated platform with many advanced features. While it’s relatively easy to use, it’s proprietary software. And you won’t find Outlook available for Ubuntu.
Fortunately, there’s lots of good open source email clients available for Ubuntu.
Thunderbird is a free and open source email, newsfeed, chat, and calendaring client, that’s easy to set up and customize. One of the core principles of Thunderbird is the use and promotion of open standards.
The software lets you import mail messages, address book entries, feed subscriptions, preferences, and/or filters from other mail programs and common address book formats.
Thunderbird is already installed with Ubuntu 21.04.
Other popular open source email clients are covered in our email roundup.
Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Office Suite
Page 2 – Web Browser
Page 3 – Media Player
Page 4 – Email Client
Page 5 – Image Viewer
Page 6 – Photo and Image Editor
Page 7 – Audio Editor
Page 8 – Video Editor
Page 9 – PDF Viewer
All articles in this series:
|Linux For Starters|
|Part 1||What is Linux? Why use Linux? What do I need?|
|Part 2||Choose a Linux distribution meeting your specific needs and requirements.|
|Part 3||Make a bootable Ubuntu USB stick in Windows.|
|Part 4||We show you how to install Ubuntu 21.04 on your hard disk.|
|Part 5||Things to do after installing Ubuntu.|
|Part 6||Navigating your way around the Desktop.|
|Part 7||Updating the system, install new software.|
|Part 8||Recommended open source replacements for proprietary Windows desktop software.|
|Part 9||Get started with the power and flexibility of the terminal.|
|Part 10||We cover the basics of files and permissions.|
|Part 11||Getting help from your system.|
|Part 12||Learn all about the file system.|
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