Being Productive with Mozilla Thunderbird [ID:087]

a series of video-tutorials by Lucas Holland and mro

This series is an Introduction to Thunderbird and it also gives you you some useful tips, how to be productive with your Thunderbird. This includes using mails and feeds, writing encrypted and signed mails and some other things, that are everyday tasks for many people.

Video Tutorials

1. Installation and Profiles

This first episode is about downloading and installing Thunderbird. After that we cover the profile principle, that Thunderbird has. This allows us, to use one mail account with different thunderbirds.

2. Mails

In this episode we'll cover, how to set up a mail account and how to get and write mails.

3. (RSS-)Feeds

In this episode we guide you through the configuration progress of a rss account and show you how to subscribe to feeds.

4. Account Settings

This episode is about some basic account settings.

5. Addons

This episode includes an introduction to addons in mozilla programs. I also show you 2 Extensions, that I'm using: Adblock Plus and Minimize to tray.

6. Encryption using GPG and Enigmail

This video guides you through the way to send encrypted and/or signed mails. To encrypt the mails we use GPG, the GNU Privacy Guard, a widely used Encryption and Signing program. To get this in Mozilla Thunderbird we use the Addon Enigmail, that simply is a graphical frontend for GPG, that's integrated in Thunderbird. You can sign all your mail, people will also be abled to read it, so this is go [...]

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Although as important as the software it supports, education and documentation are relatively neglected in the Open-source world. Coders love to code, and explaining how best to use or improve the software tends to be deferred or even sidelined.

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