Thunderbird
Thunderbird
68.1.2

4.1

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Thunderbird

68.1.2
12 October 2019

Email client from Mozilla.

Overview

As of July 2012, Thunderbird has transitioned to a new governance model, with new features being developed by the broader free software and open source community, and security fixes and improvements handled by Mozilla.

Thunderbird is a free, open-source, cross-platform e-mail and news (NNTP) client developed by the Mozilla Foundation. The project strategy is modeled after Mozilla Firefox, a project aimed at creating a Web browser.

What's new in Thunderbird

Version 68.1.2:
  • Visual glitches: Missing context menu in filter, downloads, password manager and Config Editor search boxes, unwanted scrollbars and cut-off text in Account Manager, incorrect colors in Calendar agenda scrollbars, theme issues on Windows 7
  • Some attachments couldn't be opened in messages originating from MS Outlook 2016
  • Address book import form CSV
  • Performance problem in message body search
  • Ctrl+Enter to send a message would open an attachment if the attachment pane had focus
  • Calendar: Issues with "Today Pane" start-up
  • Calendar: Glitches with custom repeat and reminder number input
  • Calendar: Problems with WCAP provider

324 Thunderbird Reviews

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mbt
21 September 2013

Most helpful

Someone at MU needs to update the "no longer being actively developed" notice at the top of this page. It may not be under active development by the Mozilla team, but its under active community development. Getting to the review - I used Eudora for many many years, and it was great. It pretty much just worked and had a very intuitive interface. I eventually had to bail on it because it got left behind. I've been using Thunderbird for a few years and found it to have a nice, responsive interface. It does have a bug that causes send-mail errors with some IMAP servers that caused me to switch to Apple Mail for a while. At first I thought was equivalent, but after about a month, I found myself trying to switch back to TBird because it just worked better. I eventually figured out how to get around the bug, and all has been good since. The interface has had minor updates over the last few years, but v24 has an impressive number of under-the-hood updates. Quite happy with it.
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Version 24.0
brian163
31 August 2019
This is like a previous release and it not intended to upgrade current versions. From the Thunderbird site: "Thunderbird version 68.0 is only offered as direct download from thunderbird.net and not as upgrade from Thunderbird version 60 or earlier. A future version 68.1 will provide updates from earlier versions."
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Version 68.0
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brian163
brian163
31 August 2019
Sorry, I meant to type "preview release"....
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Version 68.0
a3a05603
30 August 2019
I had been using Thunderbird 60.8.0. When I installed 68.0 it didn't recognize any of my e-mail accounts and saw none of my old messages. It asked me to create things anew, as if I had never used Thunderbird before. When I did that it still couldn't see the old data. And it essentially didn't work. So I removed it and restored 60.8.0. I consider this application useless. If I could give zero stars, I would.
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Version 68.0
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brian163
brian163
31 August 2019
See my comment
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Version 68.0
badbadger
29 August 2019
I understand that free software and everything independent, and open source and theoretically taking care of privacy etc. But it looks terribly archaic, like from 15 years ago. And this is a lot in technology. As already mentioned, it takes a lot of resources. Thunderbird doesn't understand modernity at all. Good for basement nerds.
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Version 68.0
zlazkow
16 June 2019
excellent. BUT...uses a lot of CPU and Memory. So 1.5 stars less.
CPU: 24...44..57% !!!
Memory: 260mb, while Spark uses 150mb - more than any other application.
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Version 60.7.1
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zlazkow
zlazkow
16 June 2019
sorry, I clearly marked 3.5 stars, but ended up with 3 stars.
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cig0
cig0
28 June 2019
I'd advice you to stay away from Spark if you value your privacy -- that app and the company behind it are intrusive as few dare to be.
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RogerKatz
14 June 2019
MacUpdate's URL downloads version 16.7.0 - I had to go to Mozilla.org to get the newest version 60.7.1
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Version 60.7.1
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RogerKatz
RogerKatz
14 June 2019
Sorry, my TYPO - MacUpdate's URL downloads version 60.7.0 - I had to go to Mozilla.org to get the newest version 60.7.1
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Hal-Itosis
21 May 2019
Yesterday, MacUpdate presented a link to Thunderbird version 60.7.0 which I downloaded. Today, they present a link to version 60.6.1 and according to https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/releases/ there is no version 60.7.0 out there... and never has been.

W T F ?
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Version 60.6.1
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Macfool
Macfool
22 May 2019
Wrong! https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/thunderbird/releases/60.7.0/mac/en-US/
Avail. since the 18th of May.. So much WHINING!
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Hal-Itosis
Hal-Itosis
22 May 2019
You're confused. 60.7.0 was not listed yesterday, at the http link I provided (who uses ftp anymore?). But... the point was: MU posted 60.7.0 one day, and THEN 60.6.1 the NEXT day. You needn't take it so personally, unless you're the one in charge. 8-)
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Macfool
Macfool
22 May 2019
The ftp site is the primary repository for all Mozilla products, even when using their websites. Learn something and cease the whining. Nothing personal.
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Hal-Itosis
Hal-Itosis
22 May 2019
Wrong. The 60.7.0 update which I downloaded from MU two days ago has an "https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/" URL in its "Where from" metadata. So, your ftp comment is •entirely• irrelevant. :) Also, you keep ducking the principal point... which is that they posted version 60.6.1 •after• they already posted 60.7.0 initially. You're not particularly bright, are you. :)
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Macfool
20 May 2019
TB rock solid for years. Never missed or lost a thing. Also v 60.7.0 is in release incl. some ZombieLoad mitigations like FF67.0..
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Version 60.6.1
56eagle
10 April 2019
Would not Accept my email user name & password
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Version 60.6.1
rmaniacnyc
07 April 2019
wonderful, includes pop so i can archive. also has internal browser so while click on link in email it opens internally, saving time
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Version 60.6.1
Itbjorn
31 March 2019
Looks OK but couldn't use the Adress book
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Version 60.6.1
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