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How Do I Install a Free Email Application

December 02, 2011  |  Difficulty: Easy

how to download and install Mozilla® Thunderbird® popular email application

The Mozilla® Firefox® Internet browser has become a very popular application, and judging by the massive amount of people who use this software, Firefox® has a strong fan base. In fact, many of these users participate in the software’s development, because it is open source software. The situation is similar with Thunderbird®, an email application from Mozilla® that is developed in the same way. Thunderbird® competes directly with Microsoft® OutlookSM, but unlike OutlookSM, Thunderbird® is free. The instructions below describe how to download and install this popular email application.

Installation instructions:

  1. Open your Internet browser and go to the Mozilla® Thunderbird® homepage.
  2. Click on the green “Thunderbird Free Download” button and save the file to your hard disk.
  3. Locate the downloaded file and run the installer by double-clicking the file. If your operating system asks you for confirmation, click on the “Run” button.
  4. The installation wizard will launch its welcome screen. Click on the “Next” button.
  5. On next page, leave the default “Standard” installation type as your selection and click on the “Next” button.
  6. Click on the “Install” button.
  7. When the installation process finishes, click on the “Finish” button.
  8. The application will launch automatically. Set your email account information and options to begin using this free email client.

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