Thunderbird is Mozilla's solution to the e-mail client.
Earlybird is the "unbranded" version of Thunderbird. It can be enabled when the
bindist is set.
USE flags for mail-client/thunderbird Thunderbird Mail Client
||Disable official Thunderbird branding (icons, name) which are not binary-redistributable according to upstream.|
||Use Clang compiler instead of GCC|
||Build with user-specified compiler optimizations (-Os, -O0, -O1, -O2, -O3) from CFLAGS (unsupported)|
||Enable dbus support for anything that needs it (gpsd, gnomemeeting, etc)|
||Enable app-global calendar support (note 38.0 and above bundles calendar support when this flag is off)|
||Enable optimization support for ARM NEON processors|
||Enable application startup event feedback mechanism|
||Use the system-wide media-libs/harfbuzz and media-gfx/graphite2 instead of bundled.|
||Use the system-wide dev-libs/icu instead of bundled.|
||Use the system-wide media-libs/libjpeg-turbo instead of bundled.|
||Use the system-wide dev-libs/libevent instead of bundled.|
||Use the system-wide media-libs/libvpx instead of bundled.|
||Use the system-wide dev-db/sqlite installation with secure-delete enabled|
||Enable wireless network functions|
emerge --ask mail-client/thunderbird
Emerging Thunderbird is a long process, a pre-compiled (binary) version exists for users who want a shorter install time:
emerge --ask mail-client/thunderbird-bin
Note that behavior of the pre-compiled version may be different in many ways including the choice of default applications for URLs.
To ensure Thunderbird is being used by other applications as the default application for handling
mailto: links, run:
xdg-mime default thunderbird.desktop x-scheme-handler/mailto
Thunderbird has a variety of keyboard shortcuts built-in. A full listing can be viewed on the Mozilla support page.
Mail notification sound
Mail notification sound needs a sound theme to work, see bug #617566.
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