Thunderbird
Thunderbird
78.1.0

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Thunderbird78.1.0

01 August 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 78.1.0:
New:
  • OpenPGP support is now feature complete. Improvements: new Key Wizard, online searching for OpenPGP keys, and more
  • The preferences tab now has a search field
Changed:
  • Dark background in message reader is now disabled
Fixes:
  • Thunderbird startup was slow when using folder color customizations with many folders. Previously configured colors will not be migrated.
  • Mail quota usage in status bar did not support terabyte folder sizes
  • Changing Junk mail settings with keyboard toggled wrong setting
  • Advanced IMAP server preferences not saved in Account Manager
  • Address book migration updates and fixes
  • Address book: Last Modified Date was not updated
  • Dark mode improvements
  • Various security fixes.

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5
zlazkow
27 May 2020
Version: 68.8.0

Most helpful

finally decided to move from Spark to TB. I like when I can SEE 30 or more emails in a short space, in one line each, without any icons and stuff like that. In Spark you can scroll and scroll down in order not to mis any email, because each email is quite large and looks nice, but takes up space. In comparison, TB lets you see a LOT of emails, all together, in one line each, although in a much smaller font size. But that's ok in regards to functionality. So, TB is most effective in its simplicity.
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Suricate15
02 August 2020
Version: 78.1.0
I like Thunderbird especially v68.x due to all extensions and internal features.. but v78, if you don't use PGP (who really use PGP..?), seems to be for me at least a kind of "kickback" : a lot of features aren't no more available and customizing TH78 is more restricted. Furthermore still not possible to change the font size of messages list, all Retina Macusers know what I mean. It's a pity that's not implemented again; old third party extension doesn't work since a long time. Updating TH68 database to TH78 seems also not easy.. Finally looking for another Mac email solution in the near future. But not for Apple's email client.
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5
Franc28
31 July 2020
Version: 78.1.0
Excellent.
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4
Bolt1963
26 July 2020
Version: 78.0.1
1. I really like Thunderbird but 2. it is just crazy that at least for me 100 % of the extension I am using stopped working with release 78. I am only using extension with a high user community. Not something really special, So be careful before updating, check the support of your extensions and make a copy of the Thunderbird profile folder before updating to 78. Just in case you need to downgrade again to the older release.
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sandysandaver
07 June 2020
Version: 68.9.0
It does not upload new versions from 68.6.0 and asks you to download it. Then after deleting App from Applications and dragging new version into Apps the loader can be ejected, but comes out again as soon as you try and open the new App. It then offers you the chance to keep your existing profile, but the dock icon and the App in the Apps folder is not open properly. It is compromised by poor code as, otherwise it would load automatically on the upgrade, which it does not do. All the advice on Mozilla Support does not work with this problem. It seems that Thunderbird have given up any sense of integrity in this App. I have always been able ti update until 68.6.0. The code is wrong in the updates now and everone says that here is not a problem, but I have an iMac just over a year old and the latest OSX which is always up to date and my computer works flawlessly it's just that I have to say using 68.6.0 whether I like it or not.
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glindabaum
01 June 2020
Version: 68.8.1
Thunderbird has NO Mac OSX integration, it can not even handle in line images without having a fit. This is a pathetic effort on the part of Mozilla to pass off crap to Mac users. Don't even bother!
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zlazkow
27 May 2020
Version: 68.8.0
finally decided to move from Spark to TB. I like when I can SEE 30 or more emails in a short space, in one line each, without any icons and stuff like that. In Spark you can scroll and scroll down in order not to mis any email, because each email is quite large and looks nice, but takes up space. In comparison, TB lets you see a LOT of emails, all together, in one line each, although in a much smaller font size. But that's ok in regards to functionality. So, TB is most effective in its simplicity.
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zlazkow
17 April 2020
Version: 68.7.0
I again and again try to use TB. I like it, but I have 2 big problems: 1. To paste an HTML text is catastrophic. 2. Size of the subject/composing text font is tiny, and there is now way to adjust it. These two problems are obviously connected to handling of HTML. How come in so many years of development, these two problems still remain ? Please fix them.
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lubomyrprytulak
08 April 2020
Version: 68.6.0
This is absolutely the second worst email software that I have ever encountered in my whole life. I am using it for the moment because the email software that came with my brand-new $5K mac is even worse. Let me tell you what went wrong just a few minutes ago. I edited a long email that I had sent to some recipients and that I now wanted to send to others. I was aware that my changes might not stick because thy already had not stuck in other experiences. So I make certain changes, and am aware that I have already made some of these earlier, like yesterday, and sent of the email only to find that the changes were gone. So, this time, I SAVED the edited email. That should protect my changes, thought I. I saved it, then I sent it, then I glanced at it, and one change I immediately noticed had been undone. Incredible, insufferable incompetence on the part of Thunderbird. This might be a just a failure to retain changes, but I fear it might be something else--very aggressive correction on the part of Thunderbird, because its algorithm, written by some nitwit, tells it that for sure, I (the writer) made an error, and could not possibly have meant what I wrote, and so Thunderbird making the change for me, is doing me a favor. I could see such aggressive self-editing going on in the Mac Mail software. I have to struggle over and over again to make a change which Mac Mail keeps on judging to be illicit. It stupidly capitalizes when I don't want it, it stupidly inserts periods all over the place, which I have to go to the trouble to remove. In Apple's case, I figure they took everybody with brains and put them to working on cell phones, because that's where the money is, which left only morons to work on Apple computers. I can't imagine what Thunderbird's problem is. I swore years ago never to buy another Apple product again, because of idiocies that Apple was forcing on me, but relented and bought the current $5K+ machine because maybe Apple wasn't as bad as Microsoft, but not regret returning to Apple and swear again never to buy any Apple product again, this time really meaning it with my whole heart. And same with Thunderbird. I've got UBUNTU on a Dell laptop. I think I'll switch to it. Come to think of it, I might already have set up Thunderbird on it, and I don't remember anything like the current fiasco on that machine. Maybe the Thunderbird failure is only on Mac.
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prLab
27 March 2020
Version: 68.6.0
Was my email program of choice but most recent version just hangs.
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Rjmorita
15 March 2020
Version: 68.6.0
I'm only judging by the sample screens provided, which obviously is not a fair review. I'm sure it's an excellent app, but it looks so ancient. It does not even have the dark mode.
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