Thunderbird

While ThunderBird began as a small email app for desktops, it now offers other services. Some of these include chat protocols, news and group links, subscriptions, and so much more. You can read more about its features and updates in this section.

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Thunderbird 68.9.0 is a security and small bug fix release

The team behind the Thunderbird email client has released Thunderbird 68.9.0 Stable to the public. Thunderbird follows the release schedule and versioning of Firefox ESR, Extended Support Release. Mozilla decreased the time […]

thunderbird 68.8.0

Thunderbird 68.8.0 is out with bug and security fixes

MZLA Technologies Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mozilla Foundation, has released Thunderbird 68.8.0. The new version of the open source cross-platform email client is available for all supported operating systems. Existing […]

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Thunderbird 68.7.0 has been released

The developers of the email client Thunderbird have released Thunderbird 68.7.0 to the public. The update for the stable 68.x branch of the email client is a maintenance update for the most […]

Thunderbird has a new owner

The open source email client Thunderbird has finally found a new home. The team announced today that the Thunderbird project will be "operating from a new wholly owned subsidiary of the Mozilla […]

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Thunderbird add-on developer launches Kickstarter campaign to ensure continued compatibility

The extension system of the Thunderbird email client is changing. The email client is based on Firefox code to a large degree and since Mozilla changed the extension system to WebExtensions, it […]

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Thunderbird 68.4.1 is a security update

Thunderbird 68.4.1 was released a couple of days ago. The new version is a security update for the email client that patches a security vulnerability that is exploited in the wild as […]

Minimize Thunderbird to the system tray with ThunderBirdTray

Minimize Thunderbird to the system tray with ThunderBirdTray

Mozilla threw a wrench in my plans to review a few Thunderbird add-ons that I liked, when the v68 update killed some legacy extensions. One of these was MinimizeToTray Reanimated, which was […]

thunderbird 68.3

Email client Thunderbird 68.3.0 is out

The Thunderbird team has released Thunderbird 68.3.0 recently. The new version of the new major branch of the email client is a security and maintenance release for the most part that fixes […]

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Thunderbird 60.9.1 and 68.2.2 have been released

The Thunderbird development team has released two updates for the two supported branches of the email client. Thunderbird 60.9.1 and Thunderbird 68.2.2 are now available; both releases fix issues in the email […]

Manage your Todo.txt with Thunderbird using this extension

Manage your Todo.txt with Thunderbird using this extension

Remember our article about Todo.Txt? We told you how easy and efficient it is to create your very own cross platform task management and reminder file system. The beauty of the system […]

thunderbird 68.2.0

Mail client Thunderbird 68.2.0 is out

A new version of the email client Thunderbird is now available. Thunderbird 68.2.0 was released on October 22, 2019 (the same day that Firefox 70.0 was released). Thunderbird installations that are on […]

Quicktext for Thunderbird lets you create email templates and add them to your emails in seconds

Quicktext for Thunderbird lets you create email templates and add them to your emails in seconds

Quicktext is an add-on for the Thunderbird email client that lets you create templates that you may insert into emails at any time. If you send a lot of emails or reply […]

thunderbird 68.0

Thunderbird 68.0 is out: major email client update

The Thunderbird team has released Thunderbird 68.0, a new major version of the desktop email client that is going to replace the current branch Thunderbird 60.x in the long run. Thunderbird 68.0 […]

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Not all extensions will be supported in Thunderbird 68

While Thunderbird 60.7.0 will be released later today, work continues on the next major release of the email client, Thunderbird 68.0. Thunderbird development is closely tied to the development of Firefox ESR. […]

thunderbird 60.5.2

Thunderbird 60.5.2 has been released

The desktop email client Thunderbird has been updated to version 60.5.2 on February 25, 2019. The new Thunderbird 60.5.2 comes as an update for all previous versions of the software. Thunderbird 60.5.2 […]

thunderbird 60.5.0

Thunderbird 60.5.0 released

Thunderbird 60.5.0 was released on January 29, 2019. The new version of the cross-platform email client introduces search engine improvements, integrates WeTransfer for file attachment uploads, and improves integration of Microsoft Exchange […]

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Thunderbird: big plans for 2019

The Thunderbird team provided us with an outlook of things to come for the desktop email client in a new post on the official Thunderbird blog. Mozilla revealed in 2015 that it […]

thunderbird 60

Thunderbird 52 to 60 update rollout started

The development team behind the email client Thunderbird released Thunderbird 60 in August 2018. Updates from Thunderbird 52.x to 60.x were not activated back then; users had to install Thunderbird 60 manually […]

thunderbird 60.0

Thunderbird 60.0 release information

A new major version of the email client Thunderbird will be released later today that brings the version of the program to Thunderbird 60.0. While August 6, 2018 is the release date, […]

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New extensions portal for Thunderbird and SeaMonkey launches

Up until now, Firefox, Thunderbird, and SeaMonkey users, used a single portal for extensions for their products. Even users of Firefox-based browsers could point their browsers to https://addons.mozilla.org/ to search for, download, […]

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Thunderbird 60: extension and theme changes

The Thunderbird development team released the last version of the 52.x branch a couple of days ago. The next version of Thunderbird will be Thunderbird 60.0 if no last minute minor version […]

thunderbird 52.9.0

Mozilla Thunderbird 52.9.0 released

The Thunderbird team has released a new version of the open source cross-platform email client. Thunderbird 52.9.0 is a security update first and foremost which makes it a recommended update for all […]

thunderbird 52.8.0

Thunderbird 52.8.0 security update released

Thunderbird 52.8.0 is a new version of the popular cross-platform email client that fixes several security vulnerabilities in the email client. Existing Thunderbird users can run a check for updates from within […]

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Thunderbird 60 and extensions support

Thunderbird 60 will be the next major release of the desktop email program. It is a major release because Thunderbird is moved to a new Extended Support Release base (and as is […]

thunderbird 52.6.0

Thunderbird 52.6.0 with security fixes released

Thunderbird 52.6.0 is a security update for the popular desktop email client. The release is available via the email client's automatic update feature and also on the official project website. Thunderbird users […]

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Thunderbird Audit reveals unpatched security issues

A recent security audit of the email client Thunderbird and the encryption extension Enigmail revealed unpatched security issues in the email program and in Enigmail. The report has not been released yet […]

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How to encrypt your emails in Thunderbird

Emails are by default just like postcards. That's good on the one hand, as it ensures that sender and recipient can read the email messages without issues. It means however as well […]

thunderbird 52.3.0

Thunderbird 52.3.0 is out

Mozilla Messaging released Thunderbird 52.3.0 on August 16, 2017 to the release channel and all supported operating systems. The new version of the popular email client is a bug fix release; means, […]

thunderbird 52.2.0

Thunderbird 52.2.0 update: issues with IMAP folders

The Thunderbird team has released Thunderbird 52.2.0 today, a new stable version of the popular cross-platform email client. The new version of Thunderbird is already available through the email client's automatic update […]

Thunderbird's new home is.. The Mozilla Foundation

What's going to happen to the Thunderbird email client? This was one question that most users of the desktop program asked themselves when it was revealed that Mozilla wanted to drop the […]

thunderbird 52.0

Thunderbird 52.0 released: find out what is new

Thunderbird 52.0 is out. The new version of the desktop email client for Windows, Mac and Linux devices was released on April 4, 2017 to the public. The new version of the […]

SeaMonkey, Thunderbird to join forces after Firexit?

SeaMonkey and Thunderbird developers may join forces to ensure continued development after Mozilla cuts the ties to the projects (Firefox Exit, FirExit) Mozilla announced back in December 2015 that it wants to […]

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Thunderbird Attach from Clipboard extension

Attach from Clipboard is an extension for the desktop email client Thunderbird to create file attachments from clipboard content. If you want to paste clipboard content into emails, you may be able […]

thunderbird 45.5

Thunderbird 45.5 email client released

A new version of the popular desktop email client Thunderbird has just been released. Thunderbird 45.5 fixes several issues but does not introduce new features. The Thunderbird 45.5 release notes list six […]

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Fix Thunderbird won't let you sign in to Gmail

As you may know, I use Thunderbid as may main desktop email program. I use it with various email providers, including Gmail. Everything worked fine up until this morning. I received mails […]

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Fix Thunderbird 45 Enter-key creating two lines

If you have updated the desktop email client Thunderbird to version 45 which the team released recently, you may have noticed several changes that may affect how you are using the application. […]

thunderbird 45.0

Thunderbird 45.0 has been released

Mozilla has released an update to the desktop email client Thunderbird that brings the version of the program to Thunderbird 45.0. It is a major update of the application which has been […]

Thunderbird's future: Web App, or LibreOffice?

Mozilla announced last month that it wants to get rid of Thunderbird, the desktop email client that shares code with Firefox. The details were a bit sketchy at the time, but the […]

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Thunderbird usage is on the rise

Thunderbird usage is on the rise according to latest usage information published by Mozilla on the official blog. The email client that celebrated its eleventh birthday on December 7 crossed the 10 […]

Mozilla wants to drop Thunderbird

For years, Mozilla developed and maintained not only the Firefox web browser but also the Thunderbird email client. Both products were received well when they were first released and both managed to […]


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