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 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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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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How to sort accounts in the email client Thunderbird manually

The email client Thunderbird lacks options to sort the order of accounts in the email client directly. It is for instance not possible to reorder accounts in the client's main pane via […]

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Thunderbird 38.0.1 is a massive update for the email client

Development of the email client Thunderbird was more or less restricted to maintenance and security updates ever since Mozilla made the decision to use resources for other projects and move development into […]

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What Lightning's integration in Thunderbird looks like

Mozilla announced plans some time ago to integrate the calendar add-on Lightning natively in the Thunderbird email client. Lightning is without doubt the most popular calendar add-on for Thunderbird and in fact […]

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How to make Thunderbird's Quick Filter settings permanent

Thunderbird's Quick Filter toolbar displays options to filter all messages of the current email folder in certain ways. It allows you to only display unread emails for instance, which can be very […]

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The state of the desktop email client Thunderbird

Thunderbird's usage continues to grow according to Mozilla despite the fact that the desktop email client has been put on the backburner by the organization in mid-2012. Kent James, who is serving […]

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How to turn off tabs in Mozilla Thunderbird

Mozilla Thunderbird is my desktop email client of choice. It has been my primary go-to program for all things email for years and even though it is not very high up on […]

Mozilla plans to ship Lightning add-on with Thunderbird 38 email client

Thunderbird is the main email client that I use on all desktop systems. There are plenty of reasons for that, from full control over all emails to better privacy and options to […]


FossaMail is an optimized version of Thunderbird for Windows by the Pale Moon author

Fossamail is an email client for Microsoft Windows and Linux systems that is based on code of the popular Thunderbird email client. Update: FossaMail has been discontinued due to a lack of […]

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Color Folders brings a splash of color to Thunderbird folders

I'm an avid user of the Thunderbird desktop email client and even though development has been put on a backburner by Mozilla, it is offering all the features that I require. What […]

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How to forward emails in Thunderbird using custom headers

Whenever I forward emails in the Thunderbird email client all headers of that email are attached to it at the top. This means that the actual message is not displayed above the […]

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Printing Tools for Thunderbird improve email printouts

The Printing Tools extension for the Thunderbird email client improves how emails are printed on the system. If you print out emails regularly or just occasionally using Thunderbird, you know that you […]

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Get a detailed log of all Thunderbird network traffic

If you are using the Thunderbird email desktop client on your system, you may have noticed that it does not really reveal a lot about connections that it makes. While you do […]

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Mozilla releases Thunderbird 24.1 email client

There are not that many good free cross-platform desktop email clients left. If you would have to list them, it is almost certain that you would mention the Thunderbird program, as it […]

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Thunderbird and Seamonkey to be kicked out of Mozilla AMO?

Both the Thunderbird email client as well as the SeaMonkey Internet browser have taken a backseat when it comes to development resource distribution over at Mozilla. The products are clearly not as […]

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Restrict local IMAP email copies in Thunderbird to save disk space and speed up search

If you have a lot of emails stored in the Thunderbird email client, you may have noticed two things: that the emails are taking quite the chunk of disk space, and that […]

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Mozilla will merge Thunderbird Stable and ESR releases in the near future

Mozilla releases a Thunderbird Stable and ESR version every six weeks just like it does for the Firefox web browser. While that makes sense for actively developed products that get new feature […]

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Fix Gmail IMAP slowing down Thunderbird or mails not arriving in a timely fashion

The Thunderbird email client had to take a back seat over at Mozilla when the organization decided to spend resources on other projects instead. While it is still maintained, for instance with […]

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How to paste formatted text as plain text into Thunderbird

When you copy text to the Windows clipboard, the formatting of said text is usually copied alongside the textual bits of information. When you paste the copied text into a rich text […]

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Send mails faster with Auto Compress File for Thunderbird

Improvements have been made in recent time to tackle what I call the attachment issue in emails. Mail servers limit the maximum size of emails, and every email that exceeds that size […]

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Thunderbird: switch dictionaries automatically based on recipients

The Thunderbird email client just like the Firefox web browser and other Mozilla based products support dictionary files that power the software's spell checking component. Only one dictionary is installed by default […]

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Lovebird for Thunderbird organizes mail around people

If you are particularly fond of a person that you communicate with via email, or have email contacts that send you lots of important messages, you only have one option to highlight […]

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Fix for Thunderbird not opening links

I have configured the Thunderbird email client to block links from being opened when I click on them. This may sound strange to some as it makes it less convenient to open […]

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How to change the font of mails in Thunderbird

Thunderbird is my desktop email client of choice and one of the reasons for that is that it is highly customizable. Not only by installing extensions that change the client's behavior, but […]

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Sync Google contacts with Thunderbird using CardDav

The big news of the day, December 12, 2012, was that another batch of Google services that was getting axed by the company. Among the services that time was Google Sync which […]

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Thunderbird 17 released, find out what's new

Thunderbird 17.0 is the last release of the email client before Mozilla's de-prioritization of the client takes effect. What this means is that Mozilla is assigning engineers that maintained various Thunderbird related […]

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Firefox 16.0.2, Thunderbird 16.0.2 released

Mozilla is currently in the process of rolling out an update for the stable version of Firefox that is brining the web browser to version 16.0.2 This is in fact the second […]

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How to restore the menu header in Thunderbird 17

Thunderbird 17 is currently offered as a beta version. If you have installed the upcoming version of the email client on your system, you may have noticed the new look of the […]



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