Does Mozilla Thunderbird Have a Mobile App?

Irene Olsen

Are you a fan of Mozilla Thunderbird but always on the go? Do you wish you could access your emails, contacts, and other data from your mobile device? If yes, then the question on your mind is probably – “Does Mozilla Thunderbird have a mobile app?”

Unfortunately, the answer is no. Currently, Mozilla Thunderbird does not have an official mobile app for Android or iOS devices. However, there are a few workarounds that can help you access your Thunderbird data on your smartphone or tablet.

1. IMAP Protocol

One way to access your emails on your mobile device is by using the IMAP protocol. This protocol allows you to synchronize your email account across multiple devices.

To use this method, you need to configure your email account in Thunderbird with IMAP settings. Once done, you can add the same email account to your mobile device using the same IMAP settings.


i) Configure Thunderbird with IMAP Settings

  • Open Thunderbird and click on “Menu” (three horizontal lines) in the top-right corner.
  • Select “Options” and then click on “Account Settings”.
  • Select your email account from the left-hand side menu.
  • Under “Server Settings”, select “IMAP” as the incoming server type.
  • Enter the incoming server name and port number provided by your email provider.
  • Enter your username and password for the email account.
  • Click on “OK” to save changes.

ii) Add Email Account to Mobile Device

  • On your mobile device, go to “Settings”.
  • Select “Passwords & Accounts”.
  • Select “Add Account” and choose “Other”.
  • Enter your email address and password.
  • Select “IMAP” as the account type.
  • Click on “Next” to complete the setup process.

2. Third-Party Apps

There are a few third-party apps available that claim to provide access to your Thunderbird data on mobile devices. However, it is important to be cautious while using such apps as they may not be secure and could compromise your data.

One such app is “Birdtray”. It is an open-source system tray app that allows you to access Thunderbird emails, contacts, and calendar events from the taskbar. You can download this app from its official website.

In Conclusion

Though Mozilla Thunderbird does not have an official mobile app, you can still access your emails on your mobile device using the IMAP protocol or third-party apps like Birdtray. However, it is important to keep in mind that these workarounds may not provide all the features and security of an official mobile app.