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Start Thunderbird in the background to fetch email and close it a few minutes later

In GNU/Linux, how can one start Thunderbird in the background, let it run for a few minutes for emails to be fetched, and close it afterwards?
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How do I keep jobs running after logout? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fork a process that doesn't die when shell exits? Sometimes I remotely connect to my Ubuntu using NX. I then run some jobs in the background, e.g.: $ ...