Thunderbird 102.3.2 is a big bug fix release

Martin Brinkmann
Oct 7, 2022

The team that is behind the open source email client Thunderbird has released a new version. Thunderbird 102.3.2 is a bug fix update that addresses more than a dozen issues in the email program.

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image credit: Thunderbird

The update is available already and should be downloaded and installed automatically on most systems. Thunderbird users may check the installed version by selecting Menu > Help > About Thunderbird.

A check for updates is performed when the window opens, and any update that is found during the scan is downloaded and installed.

Thunderbird 102.3.2

Thunderbird 102.3.2 is a bug fix update only. It does not include security patches. The official release notes on the Thunderbird website lists one change and more than a dozen fixes.

According to the changelog, Thunderbird attempts to use POP CRAM-MD5 authentication even if the server is not advertising support for the feature.

The new update for the email client makes several important changes. One of the bigger fixes addresses a deadlock when checking for POP3 messages on servers. If the mail server "was slow or non-responsive", it could result in the locking of the POP3 folder.

The team of engineers addressed a hang issue in Thunderbird, which occurred when events after the year 2035 were added to the Calendar. Speaking of Calendar improvements. several Calendar specific issues are fixed or improved in the new release:

  • Performance of recurring event date calculation has been improved.
  • Quarterly events on the last day of the month were repeated one month early.
  • The event reminder window did not close after selecting snooze or dismiss.
  • The new event button was displayed incorrectly sometimes in the Today Pane.
  • Creating events from the Today Pane used the wrong day.
  • Whitespace was handled incorrectly in calendars after upgrading from Thunderbird 91.

Other changes in the new Thunderbird release include fixing a CardDAV server sync issue, missing contacts from LDAP on macOS address books, and several chat related fixes.

You may want to check out the full changelog for additional details on the fixes.

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  1. Radej said on November 20, 2022 at 5:11 pm

    What server does Thunderbird download updates from? I want to block it permanently, because new versions are a lot of bugs.

  2. Raoul said on October 16, 2022 at 3:55 am

    My UI screen upon opening (after the update 102.3.3) is completely blank. No folders, nothing. I’m able to send a new email to myself and it comes through on my phone. I get a notification on my laptop, as well, but there are no folders, much less an ‘inbox’. Unfixable so far after hours of scouring the internet for a solution. All my account settings seem normal. Anyone else having this problem?
    Also, every time I go to “About Thunderbird”, it says I need to restart to install update. After each supposed install, is still says the same thing. Not sure where to turn.

  3. GRD said on October 11, 2022 at 11:41 am

    Cannot edit contacts in this release. Edit button does not work. Help

    1. Wayne said on October 12, 2022 at 9:56 pm

      @GRD, please post your issue at for assistance

  4. Dave DeCampa said on October 10, 2022 at 8:01 am

    Ever since I updated to 102.3.2, thunderbird opens a page requesting i log into google (my gmail account) but it says I have the wrong password. However, I log in just fine on my browser.

  5. Tachy said on October 8, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    I stopped updating TB long ago when the show/hide calenders issue with google calander came up.

    Did they ever fix it?

    Like can some one who actually uses google calender and shares it with someone else so both of you can add events to it, ya know, like 2 parents who need to share doctor apt’s and childrens school schedules on it (FFS!) confirm that the calender in TB once again properly interfaces with it like it uses to many many version ago?

    I’m tired of trying fresh installs to a different PC’s just to check if this issue was ever resolved.

  6. Andy Prough said on October 8, 2022 at 2:25 am

    I’ve been using a new email client by one of the Pale Moon developers called “Epyrus” which appears to use less memory than T-Bird. Seems to do all that I need.

    1. m3city said on October 10, 2022 at 9:09 am

      @Andy Prough
      DOA in my opinion. One man project based on Tbird 52 and UXP. For what? That leads for a half ass-baked release somewhere next year with a warning that “sending e-mails is not working at the moment but I will release an update soon”. Naturally you could potentially use non-existent non web-extensions by developers who are not interested to mantain them, same way as they were not interested to do so when asked by Palemoon developers till now. I would stack Epyrus just next to crap produced by mr Tobin, former PM developer.

  7. Sol said on October 8, 2022 at 1:15 am

    After decades of development, Thunderbird still can not password protect your stored emails by encrypting them.
    This is something the now abandoned Koma-Mail can do, which was developed by a single student.

    So you need to use disk encryption software to keep you emails safe.

    1. Anonymous said on October 8, 2022 at 9:08 pm

      Obviously it was just the two of you that needed that feature you described.

  8. Franck said on October 7, 2022 at 10:24 pm

    Great news, thanks!

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