How To Install Mozilla Thunderbird 17 On CentOS/Fedora/RHEL System

Mozilla Thunderbird is a free email client that allows Linux, Windows, MacOS and others users to send, receive and manage their email using Thunderbird mail client.

Mozilla Thunderbird 17 has been released, In this article in will show you how to install Thunderbird 17 on CentOS/Fedora/RHEL system using YUM pacakge. Using this guide you can also install Thunderbird 10 on CentOS/Fedora/RHEL system.

What is new in Thunderbird 17 and 10?

Read the full detail from Thunderbird 17 release notes and Thunderbird 10 release notes.

Install Mozilla Thunderbird 17/10

Follow the below steps to install Mozilla Thunderbird 17/10.

1. First keep backup copy of your current Thunderbird 3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/13/14/15/16 profile if already install on the system.

# tar -cvzf $HOME/mozilla-thunderbird-profiles-backup.tar.gz $HOME/.thunderbird/

2. Login as root user.

$ su -
$ sudo -i

3. Install REMI Repository

Now install remi repository on the system if already not installed.

On Fedora

## Fedora 16 ##
rpm -Uvh http://rpms.famillecollet.com/remi-release-16.rpm

## Fedora 15 ##
rpm -Uvh http://rpms.famillecollet.com/remi-release-15.rpm

## Fedora 14 ##
rpm -Uvh http://rpms.famillecollet.com/remi-release-14.rpm


## Remi Dependency on CentOS 6 and Red Hat (RHEL) 6 ##
rpm -Uvh http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/i386/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
## CentOS 6 and Red Hat (RHEL) 6 ##
rpm -Uvh http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi-release-6.rpm

4. Check current available Thunderbird version

On Fedora 17/18/19

# yum list thunderbird

On Fedora 14/15/16 or on CentOS/RHEL

# yum --enablerepo=remi list thunderbird

On CentOS

# yum list thunderbird

5. Install/Update Thunderbird 17/10

Type the below command to install or update the Thunderbird.

On Fedora 19/18/17

# yum update thunderbird
# yum install thunderbird

Fedora 16/15/14, CentOS and Red Hat (RHEL)

# yum --enablerepo=remi update thunderbird
# yum --enablerepo=remi install thunderbird

On CentOS

# yum update thunderbird
# yum install thunderbird

6. Start Thunderbird 17/10

To start the installed Thunderbird type the below command:

# thunderbird

Thunderbird Screenshots

Find the below Thunderbird 17 screenshots.


Find the below Thunderbird 10 screenshots.



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1 Comment

  • Hi santosh ,

    I have rhel7.5 server on my desktop , I install thunderbird rpm by yum from rhel7.5-client iso,
    now I am able to see/open thunderbird, what is next?

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