Mailbird For Chromebook - Easy Steps

Are you looking to install the Mailbird for Chromebook? Then this page is for you.

The Chromebook laptops and tablets run on the Linux-based Chrome OS. On the other hand, Mailbird is an email client that is specially designed for Windows-based desktops and laptops. So, if you want this email client to be installed on your Chromebook, then the answer for you is, Mailbird app for Chromebook is not available. So you can choose an alternative email client like Thunderbird.

Thunderbird is one of the cross-platform email clients that can be installed on your Chromebook. The below section explains how to install the Thunderbird email client on Chromebook. 

How To Install Thunderbird (alternative for Mailbird) on Chromebook:

Download the Thunderbird email client’s installer file from its official support page. After downloading the installer, enable the Linux app access on your Chromebook and install the Thunderbird application. The detailed procedure to install Thunderbird on Chromebook is as follows.

Enable The Linux App

Initially, you need to enable Linux apps on your Chromebook. To do so, follow the below instructions.

  • Step 1: Open the Settings window and click on the Linux icon. 
  • Step 2: Now, the Linux section will appear on the right side of the screen.
  • Step 3: Click on the Turn on button.  
  • Step 4: In the Setup Linux dialog box, click on the Next button.
  • Step 5: Perform the on-screen instructions to complete the initial app installation.
  • Step 6: Once the Linux apps are turned on, a terminal window will appear on the screen.
  • Step 7: Use the terminal window to install Thunderbird on your Chromebook laptop.


  • Step 1: In the Terminal window, type sudo apt-get-y update && sudo apt-get-y upgrade.
  • Step 2: Tap on the Enter button.
  • Step 3: Now, type sudo apt-get –y install gnome-software gnome-packagekit and run it.
  • Step 4: The Software Center window will open.
  • Step 5: Look for the Thunderbird email client and select it.

Once the Thunderbird application is installed, open it and configure your email account with the correct incoming and outgoing mail server settings.

To know more about Mailbird for Chromebook, contact us.

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