Install Mozilla® Thunderbird® in Windows® 7
What is Mozilla Thunderbird? Discuss ways to install and configure Mozilla Thunderbird in Windows 7.
Mozilla Thunderbird is the latest and improved e-mail client program from Mozilla Corporation. It is one of the fastest growing desktop e-mail client programs available today. The program has been included with many new features to make e-mailing tasks much simple. You can organize you e-mails and add-ons in an efficient manner in Mozilla Thunderbird. Although it is a 32-bit application, you can nevertheless use it with both 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows 7 operating system. Mozilla Thunderbird is highly compatible with Windows 7 operating system and can work with features like Aero, AeroShake, AeroSnap and AeroPeek etc.
Following are some notes on installing and configuring Mozilla Thunderbird in Windows 7 operating system:
- Install Mozilla Thunderbird
- Configure as default e-mail client
- Configure e-mail account
Install Mozilla Thunderbird
To install Mozilla Thunderbird in your system, you need to follow a series of steps. Firstly, you need to download Mozilla Thunderbird setup files from appropriate websites. Then, save these downloaded files to a safe location like desktop. Then, double click the downloaded setup file. A new installation wizard window gets opened. You need to accept the agreement given in installation wizard. You can now select the setup type as per your needs. The Standard mode installs all components of Mozilla Thunderbird and Custom mode installs typical components. The installation process gets completed within seconds.
Configure as default e-mail client
It is possible to configure Mozilla Thunderbird as the default e-mail client for your system. It allows other programs to launch Mozilla Thunderbird whenever there is a need to send e-mails. You are prompted to make Mozilla Thunderbird as your default e-mail client program during the setup process and you can select the option to do so. If not so, open Mozilla Thunderbird and in the 'Tools' menu select 'Options' icon. You need to then select the 'General' tab in Advanced panel. You can then simply put a checkmark to the option 'Always check to see if Thunderbird is the default e-mail client on startup'.
It is important to configure an e-mail account in Mozilla Thunderbird. To do this, you need to select 'Account Settings' option from 'Tools' menu. Account Settings dialogue box gets opened where you need to click on 'Add Account' button to start configuring account. You need to specify the username and e-mail address in desired columns. Next step is to select the type of incoming e-mail server like POP or IMAP and specify the mail server name. Finally, verify the account setting and click on 'Finish' button to get the e-mail account configured.
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