The Thunderbird email client team has released a new version of the program for all supported operating systems. Thunderbird 78.2.2 is a bug fix update for the most part but it introduces a new feature and changes as well.
The update is already available via the email client's automatic updating system. Thunderbird users may select Help > About Thunderbird to start a manual update query. The client will pick up the update then and install it on the system.
The new version is also available on the official Thunderbird project website. Just download it and run the installer to update the existing installation to the new version.
Note: Versions prior to 78.x won't be updated to the new version via automatic updates. A manual update is required to update. Thunderbird 78 introduced many changes to the email client, including support for MailExtensions. Classic extensions cannot be used anymore.
Thunderbird 78 introduced recipient pills functionality, similarly to how Gmail and other email services display recipients. The updated version supports drag and drop operations; you can drag and drop recipients to other recipient fields, e.g. from CC to BCC using the new functionality.
Twitter chat support has been removed completely in the new version. As far as fixes are concerned, many patch issues in the built-in OpenPGP functionality that has been enabled in the previous release version.
The "discover key online" feature is now working when you search using an email address, and decryption should work now as issues with certain "HTTP proxy configurations" has been addressed.
Other fixes in the new version include improvements to Windows 10 high-contrast theme setups, making event reminder details readable in the Calendar, and fixing an issue that caused the sending of messages to fail when recipients were in LDAP address books.
You can check out the full release notes here.Advertisement
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