Thunderbird 78.0.1 has been released
The team that is responsible for developing the Thunderbird email client has released Thunderbird 78.0.1 to the public on July 21, 2020.
The new version is the first minor update for Thunderbird's new main version 78 that was released last week to the public. The new version of Thunderbird is offered as a direct download and installation only at this point in time because of its wide-reaching changes.
One of the big changes of Thunderbird 78 is that classic add-ons don't function anymore in the application.
Thunderbird 78.0.1 is already offered as an in-client update but users may download the latest version from Mozilla's website as well. The update is only offered to devices running Thunderbird 78 and not to devices running earlier versions of the email client.
Warnings that Thunderbird users who use the encryption extension Enigmail should not update at this point in time still apply.
Thunderbird users can run a manual check for updates in the client by selecting Help > About Thunderbird from the menu. Thunderbird runs an update check and offers to download and install the update if one is available.
Thunderbird 78.0.1 is a bug fix release for the most part. It fixes ten different issues in Thunderbird 78; these are:
- Faceted search data and relevance settings not saved.
- FileLink attachments were included as a link and a file when added via drag & drop from a network drive.
- The dragging and dropping of multiple attachments to Mac OS Finder created duplicate files.
- Recipients in the CC field collapsed sometimes in the header pane.
- Search results displayed in the Contacts sidebar were cleared when a contact was removed.
- Incremental search in the Contacts sidebar did not always display local results when an LDAP server was in use.
- About Thunderbird keyboard shortcuts did not work.
- Faceted search date and relevance settings were not saved.
- Messages with long Armor header lines did not display using OpenPGP
- Messages containing non-UTF-8 text were not supported in OpenPGP
- The list of participants in chats did not display operator flags.
- Various UI and theming fixes.
Thunderbird 78.0.1 includes new functionality as well. The OpenPGP implementation supports the following new features:
- Key revocation.
- Key expiration extensions.
- Secret key backups.
You can check out the entire release notes of the new Thunderbird version here.
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