Newby help: Changing to Thunderbird instead of Eveloution

NoOp glgxg at
Sun Oct 26 03:56:00 UTC 2008

On 10/24/2008 05:31 PM, tux wrote:
> I was using Xubuntu before I had my computer rebuilt. I have two new
> books on Ubuntu for guides.
> I will use Evolution now that I found how to hide the Switcher buttons
> so it looks more like Thunderbird. I also installed Pan Newsreader since
> either Evolution doesn't read newsgroups or I couldn't figure out how to
> set it up.

Two points:

1. Please bottom post on this list. See: for added
info. Note: this is not a critisism, just a friendly note to get you on
track :-)

2. You do not have to use Evolution at all. Install Thunderbird and use
that (I actually recommend SeaMonkey instead as that will give you all
the benefits of Firefox and Thunderbird combined).

To install Thunderbird, just open
System|Administration|Synaptic...|Search|Thunderbird and then click to
install & press the Apply button. You can also use: System|Help and
Support for added installed documentation.

Bookmark these links:
Note the "Search" feature in the upper right hand corner of the last URL
- this feature is one of your best friends, but like Google, you'll need
to use a little common sense when using it.
If you enter "Thunderbird" in the search box you will get a bunch of
links, one of which is:
That will give you instructions on how to install Thunderbird
A link in that will give you instructions on how to use Synaptic:

Note that some of the information is dated; like any help system, some
pages get updated quickly, some don't, some go stale.

It will take a little work & reading to become familiar with Ubuntu, but
 after awhile you'll be back here helping others in kind :-) In the
meantime don't hesitate to ask for help here; that's what this list is
for. :-) Just please do google & look through the help beforehand & then
be sure to keep in mind that the others on the list can only help if you
provide sufficient detail regarding your problem to assist.

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