Thunderbird

Thunderbird 78.12.0

26 Januar 2021

What’s New

• Extension API: Compose API now supports editing messages and templates as new messages
• Extension API: composeHtml is now exposed in MailIdentity
• Extension API: windows.update and windows.create now support titlePreface
• Extension API: new Accounts API functions: accounts.getDefault() and accounts.getDefaultIdentity(accountId)

Changes

• Extension API: body and plainTextBody are now used as compose mode selectors in setComposeDetails and begin* functions in Compose API
• Theme: removed the double border around the task description field on the Tasks tab

Fixes
• Account Manager: When deleting the last remaining account, the default account was not getting cleared and still pointed to the no-longer-existing account
• OpenPGP: Verification of an inline signed message would fail if it contained leading whitespace
• OpenPGP: Various other minor bug and stability fixes
• Mail Window: Quickfilter bar buttons disappear when hovered on Windows 10 High Contrast Black theme
• Theme: folder properties dialog contained black text on a black background in dark mode
• Theme: recipient pills in compose window were not visible in high contrast dark theme on Windows 10
• Extension API: browserAction buttons were not restored after restart if they were moved outside the default toolbar
• Extension API: browser.compose.beginNew could not override identity plaintext setting
• Extension API: browser.compose.beginForward was ignoring ComposeDetails
• Extension API: browser.compose.setComposeDetails did not properly handle Windows-style line endings
• Various security fixes
11 Januar 2021

Changes

• MailExtensions: browserAction, composeAction, and messageDisplayAction toolbar buttons now support label and default_label properties

Fixes

• Running a quicksearch that returned no results did not offer to re-run as a global search
• Message search toolbar fixes
• Very long subject lines distorted the message compose and display windows, making them unusable
• Compose window: Recipient addresses that had not yet been autocompleted were lost when clicking Send button
• Compose window: New message is no longer marked as “changed” just from tabbing out of the recipient field without editing anything
• Account autodiscover fixes when using MS Exchange servers
• LDAP address book stability fix
• Messages with invalid vcard attachments were not marked as read when viewed in the preview window
• Chat: Could not add TLS certificate exceptions for XMPP connections
• Calendar: System timezone was not always properly detected
• Calendar: Descriptions were sometimes blank when editing a single occurrence of a repeating event
• Various printing bugfixes
• Visual consistency and theme improvements
• Various security fixes
15 Dezember 2020

What’s New

• MailExtensions: Added browser.windows.openDefaultBrowser()

Changes

• Thunderbird now only shows quota exceeded indications on the main window
• MailExtensions: menus API enabled in messages being composed
• MailExtensions: Honor allowScriptsToClose argument in windows.create API function
• MailExtensions: APIs that returned an accountId will reflect the account the message belongs to, not what is stored in message headers

Fixes

• Keyboard shortcut for toggling message “read” status not shown in menus
• OpenPGP: After importing a secret key, Key Manager displayed properties of the wrong key
• OpenPGP: Inline PGP parsing improvements
• OpenPGP: Discovering keys online via Key Manager sometimes failed on Linux
• OpenPGP: Encrypted attachment “Decrypt and Open/Save As” did not work
• OpenPGP: Importing keys failed on macOS
• OpenPGP: Verification of clear signed UTF‑8 text failed
• Address book: Some columns incorrectly displayed no data
• Address book: The address book view did not update after changing the name format in the menu
• Calendar: Could not import an ICS file into a CalDAV calendar
• Calendar: Two “Home” calendars were visible on a new profile
• Calendar: Dark theme was incomplete on Linux
• Dark theme did not apply to new mail notification popups
• Folder icon, message list, and contact side bar visual improvements
• MailExtensions: HTTP refresh in browser content tabs did not work
• MailExtensions: messageDisplayScripts failed to run in main window
• Various security fixes

Known Issues

• Thunderbird performs sluggishly on macOS Big Sur
2 Dezember 2020

What’s New

• OpenPGP: Added option to disable email subject encryption

Changes

• OpenPGP public key import now supports multi-file selection and bulk accepting imported keys
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• MailExtensions: getComposeDetails will wait for “compose-editor-ready” event

Fixes

• New mail icon was not removed from the system tray at shutdown
• “Place replies in the folder of the message being replied to” did not work when using “Reply to List”
• Thunderbird did not honor the “Run search on server” option when searching messages
• Highlight color for folders with unread messages wasn’t visible in dark theme
• OpenPGP: Key were missing from Key Manager
• OpenPGP: Option to import keys from clipboard always disabled
• The “Link” button on the large attachments info bar failed to open up Filelink section in Options if the user had not yet configured Filelink
• Address book: Printing members of a mailing list resulted in incorrect output
• Unable to connect to LDAP servers configured with a self-signed SSL certificate
• Autoconfig via LDAP did not work as expected
• Calendar: Pressing Ctrl-Enter in the new event dialog would create duplicate events
• Various security fixes
17 November 2020

What’s New

• OpenPGP: Added option to disable attaching the public key to a signed message
• MailExtensions: “compose_attachments” context added to Menus API
• MailExtensions: Menus API now available on displayed messages

Changes

• MailExtensions: browser.tabs.create will now wait for “mail-delayed-startup-finished” event

Fixes

• OpenPGP: Support for inline PGP messages improved
• OpenPGP: Message security dialog showed unverified keys as unavailable
• Chat: New chat contact menu item did not function
• Various theme and usability improvements
• Various security fixes
11 November 2020

Fixes

• User interface was inconsistent when switching from the default theme to the dark theme and back to the default theme
• Email subject would disappear when hovering over it with the mouse when using Windows 7 Classic theme

Known Issues
• Message list is not focused at startup
6 November 2020

What’s New

• Thunderbird prompts for an address to use when starting an email from an address book entry with multiple addresses

Fixes

• Searching global search results did not work
• Link location was not focused by default when adding a hyperlink in message composer
• Advanced address book search dialog was unusable
• Encrypted draft reply emails lost “Re:” prefix
• Replying to a newsgroup message did not open the compose window
• Unable to delete multiple newsgroup messages
• Appmenu displayed visual glitches
• Visual glitches when selecting multiple messages in the message pane and using Ctrl+click
• Switching between dark and light mode could lead to unreadable text on macOS

Known Issues

• Message list is not focused at startup
20 Oktober 2020

What’s New

• MailExtensions: browser.tabs.sendMessage API added
• MailExtensions: messageDisplayScripts API added

Changes

• Yahoo and AOL mail users using password authentication will be migrated to OAuth2
• MailExtensions: messageDisplay APIs extended to support multiple selected messages
• MailExtensions: compose.begin functions now support creating a message with attachments

Fixes

• Thunderbird could freeze when updating global search index
• Multiple issues with handling of self-signed SSL certificates addressed
• Recipient address fields in compose window could expand to fill all available space
• Inserting emoji characters in message compose window caused unexpected behavior
• Button to restore default folder icon color was not keyboard accessible
• Various keyboard navigation fixes
• Various color-related theme fixes
• MailExtensions: Updating attachments with onBeforeSend.addListener() did not work
16 Oktober 2020

Fixes

• OpenPGP: Improved support for encrypting with subkeys
• OpenPGP message status icons were not visible in message header pane
• OpenPGP Key Manager was missing from Tools menu on macOS
• Creating a new calendar event did not require an event title

Known Issues

• Message list is not focused at startup
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