Thunderbird
Thunderbird
68.4.1

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Thunderbird

68.4.1
12 January 2020

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 68.4.1:
Changed:
  • Various improvements when setting up an account for a Microsoft Exchange server: Now offers IMAP/SMTP if available, better detection for Office 365 accounts; re-run configuration after password change.
Fixed:
  • Attachments with one or more spaces in their names couldn't be opened under some circumstances
  • After changing view layout, the message display pane showed garbled content under some circumstances
  • Tags were lost on messages in shared IMAP folders under some circumstances
  • Various theme changes to achieve "pixel perfection": Unread icon, "no results" icon, paragraph format and font selector, background of folder summary tooltip
  • Calendar: Event attendee dialog was not displayed correctly
  • Various security fixes

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badbadger
29 August 2019

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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
28 December 2019
I was hoping the developer improved the performance, unfortunately it's not the case. I'd love to use it, BUT it continues consuming too many resources of memory, CPU and more. Probably one of the reasons is graphics, too many tables and sorts of form graphics.
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Version 68.3.1
zlazkow
27 December 2019
To 'yanuarugroho' and others....How much memory and CPU it consumes today ? I tried few times in the past, but trashed it because of using too much memory.
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Version 68.3.1
yanuarnugroho
05 December 2019
excellent. works like charm. started using TB since 2000s and now after these 15-19 years, it is still unbeatable. across different platforms and versions (moved from win to linux with different distro back to win then to mac until now from early version of macOS to the latest (catalina). TB rocks!
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Version 68.3.0
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.
Like (2)
Version 68.0
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zlazkow
zlazkow
27 December 2019
archaic is fine, because designs are evolving all the times, and as the reality proves, the designs, all designs, are going back and force. So, IMHO, sticking to the same design is Good. But it is uses resources. What email client do you use then ?
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Version 68.3.1
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