The team that is responsible for the Thunderbird desktop email client has released Thunderbird 78.8.1 to the stable channel. The new version of the email client is already available; it is a bug fix release that addresses several issues in the email client, but not a security release.
Thunderbird users should get the update automatically eventually thanks to the client's built-in updating system. Select Help > About Thunderbird to display the currently installed version and to run a manual check for updates. It should be picked up and installed automatically then.
There is no rush to install the new version as it does not patch security issues or major stopper bugs, e.g. crashes. Still, users affected by one or multiple issues may want to install the new version to get these resolved.
Here is the list of things changed in Thunderbird 78.8.1:
You can check out the entire release notes of Thunderbird 78.8.1 here.
The next major Thunderbird version, Thunderbird 78.9, will be released on March 23, 2021 alongside Firefox 78.9 ESR and Firefox 87 Stable.
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