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I am a frequent user of Ubuntu and recently upgraded from Lucid to Ubuntu 11.10. I was not able to properly configure Thunderbird, so I switched to Evolution.

First of all what I want is smooth way to configure Thunderbird with all features enabled, like global address list and calendar setting.

I also want to know how to remove Thunderbird from global appmenu email icon, and how to insert Evolution email icon in its place.

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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! The site works best if you ask each of these questions separately, thanks! :) – James Nov 23 '11 at 11:06

Let's start with remove Thunderbird from dash main menu and insert Evolution instead.

You have to set Evolution as default Email client: go to System Settings / System info. Click on Default Applications and select Evolution as default E-mail client enter image description here

When you next open the dash menu you will see the Evolution icon.

For a calender integration into Thunderbird install the lightning package:

sudo apt-get install xul-ext-lightning
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Setting up Thunderbird is very easy. You must make sure that you chose imap and not PPP. Everything is automatic.

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Thanks for your Answer but the problem is its not downloading Global address list as well colander setting. – sadik khan Nov 28 '11 at 6:44

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