About this Workbook

This workbook is designed to complete specific goals with Thunderbird by providing you with information on how to  use the software. This workbook is not aiming to be a complete manual. There is a great online manual online at http://en.flossmanuals.net/thunderbird1 .

The material in this work book is based on chapters in the manual Basic Internet Security2 .

This workbook is arranged in to groups of chapters called a challenge. Each chapter lists a specific task and gives detailed instructions on how to perform it. 

The challenges are designed to be as self contained as possible to make it easier to reuse this material. We imagine that the material in the workbook will be useful for some of the following;

  • creating online courses, eg in Peer to Peer University http://p2pu.org
  • as printed handouts
  • as html pages to be included in other websites
  • included in other manuals on related subjects eg Online Security

Keeping up to date

Publications about the digital world become outdated fast and a viable solution today could be serious threat tomorrow. Therefore we created this book as open source, so it can be easily updated and will be free for others to update, extend and redistribute. The focus in this book is also on free and open source tools.

There is a wide range of books dealing with different aspects of secure communication in a digital age. We have combined our knowledge with existing publications and our contributions can be re-used and revised as well. This is the advantage of having a growing pool of excellent reusable content at FLOSS Manuals - its becoming easier in this field to make books quickly by combining existing materials using this resource.

Contributing to this Workbook

If you are an educator or if you use this Workbook in other ways and would like to help improve or maintain this resource then please sign up to the Flossmanuals discuss email list3  and introduce yourself.

  1. http://en.flossmanuals.net/thunderbird^
  2. http://en.flossmanuals.net/basic-internet-security/^
  3. http://lists.flossmanuals.net/listinfo.cgi/discuss-flossmanuals.net^