Thunderbird

Thunderbird 78.11.0

26 Spetember 2020

78.3.1

Fixed

• Thunderbird crashed after updating to 78.3.0

78.3.0

Changes

• OpenPGP: Improved decryption performance with large messages
• OpenPGP: Do not show external key UI when disabled by preference
• Account setup wizard will now open a popup when connecting to a server with a self-signed SSL/TLS certificate
• Installation of “legacy” MailExtensions now disabled
• Reply-To header moved in compose window; now appears under From header
• Calendar: Sidebar UI improvements

Fixes

• Selecting “Cancel” on the Master Password prompt at startup incorrectly reported corrupted OpenPGP data
• OpenPGP: Creating a new key pair did not automatically select it for use
• Dragging & Dropping recipient pills resulted in lost pills when an error was present
• Spellcheck suggestions were unreadable in dark theme
• Calendar: Multiple password prompts opened
• Linux Distributions: UI was not rendered completely when built without updater
• MailExtensions: browser.folders.delete failed on IMAP folders
• Various security fixes
10 September 2020

Changes

• OpenPGP: Some signature states reported as “mismatch” now report “unknown”
• Privacy policy now displayed in a tab when updated
• Chat: Non-functional Twitter support removed

Fixes

• OpenPGP: Improvements to key importing when failures occur
• OpenPGP: Decryption did not work with certain HTTP proxy configurations
• OpenPGP: “Discover keys online” option did not work when searching for an email address
• Email filters reported failure when moving a message to original folder
• Message filters: Filters shown as enabled in configuration dialog were not always enabled
• vCard 2.1 attachments not handled properly
• Sending messages sometimes failed when recipients were in LDAP address book
• Non-functional help menu items removed
• Adding custom headers in the addressing widget (preference mail.compose.other.header) did not work
• Calendar: Event reminder details were unreadable
• Windows 10 high-contrast theme fixes
• More theme fixes and improvements

Known Issues

• Selecting “Cancel” on the Master Password prompt at startup incorrectly reports corrupted OpenPGP data.
• Message list is not focused at startup
29 August 2020

Changes

• OpenPGP enabled by default
• OpenPGP: Disabled the use of MD5/SM2/SM3 algorithms

Fixes

• OpenPGP: Users with sub-identities were unable to encrypt or sign messages when switching identities
• OpenPGP message security window did not support dark mode
25 August 2020

Changes

• OpenPGP Key generation now disabled when there is no default mail account configured
• OpenPGP: Encrypt saved drafts when OpenPGP is enabled
• Twitter search removed
• Calendar: Event summary dialog is now themeable
• MailExtensions: Some APIs now use defineLazyPreferenceGetter in order to benefit from caching

Fixes

• OpenPGP Key Manager search function did not work
• OpenPGP Key Properties dialog was sometimes too small
• OpenPGP: Encrypted email would not send if address contained uppercase characters
• OpenPGP: “Key ID” column could not be resized in Key Manage
• OpenPGP: Keys containing invalid UTF‑8 strings could not be imported
• OpenPGP: Enable automatic signing for encrypted messages in additional scenarios
• Many more OpenPGP bug fixes and improvements
• IMAP fetch chunk size was always 65536 bytes
• Attachment corruption could occur when downloading large attachments from an IMAP server that supports chunking
• IMAP server capabilities were not rechecked after upgrading to SSL/TLS connection
• Message Composer: Order of attachments could not be modified using drag & drop
• Composing messages with a “fixed width” font did not work
• Drag and drop of address book contacts did not work in some situations
• Address book migration failed when there was a dot in the file name
• Address book: “Always prefer display name over message header” was always checked when editing a contact
• Address book performance optimizations
• Dialog to add a new mail account from “Account Settings” did not open
• “Select All” (Ctrl+A) in message source did not work until focused with a mouse click
• Ctrl+scroll wheel not zooming in message reader
• Setting/changing a signature from a file lost when closing account settings
• Adaptive Junk Mail settings could not be disabled
• Message filter dialog fixes: Missing scrollbar, drop-down list not wide enough
• Various UX and theme improvements
6 August 2020

Changes

• Building OpenPGP shared library linked to system libraries now supported
• MailExtension errors now shown in Developer Tools console by default
• MailExtensions: Dynamic registration of calendar providers now supported

Fixes

• OpenPGP improvements
• Message preview was sometimes blank after upgrading from Thunderbird 68
• Email addresses whitelisted for remote content not displayed in preferences
• Importing data from Seamonkey did not work
• Renaming a mail list did not update the side bar
• MailExtensions: messenger.* namespace was undefined

Known Issues

• Mail header toolbar (Reply, Forward, Archive, Junk buttons) no longer configurable
• Fixed width font not working in compose window
31 Juli 2020

What’s New

• OpenPGP support is now feature complete. Improvements: new Key Wizard, online searching for OpenPGP keys, and more new
• The preferences tab now has a search field

Changes

• 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

Known Issues

• Mail header toolbar (Reply, Forward, Archive, Junk buttons) no longer configurable unresolved
• Fixed width font not working in compose window
21 Juli 2020

Drag & Drop multiple attachments to macOS Finder created duplicate files
Faceted search date and relevance settings not saved
FileLink attachments included as a link and file when added from a network drive via drag & drop
About Thunderbird dialog keyboard shortcuts did not work
CC’d recipients sometimes displayed collapsed in header pane
Incremental search in contacts sidebar did not always display local results when an LDAP server was also in use
Contacts sidebar search results cleared after removing a contact
OpenPGP: Messages with long Armor Header lines did not display
OpenPGP: Messages containing non-UTF‑8 text were not supported
Various UI and theming fixes
Chat: Participants list did not display operator flags

July 17, 2020​


WHAT’S NEW​

NEW​

New Account Hub for centralized account setup

NEW​

Redesigned recipient address fields (To, Cc, Bcc) as single-line input fields (pills) for multiple addresses instead of one line per address. More improvements to come.

NEW​

Color customization of Folder Pane icons

NEW​

Allow selecting messages via selection boxes instead of classic selection. "Select Messages" column needs to be selected via the thread pane's column picker.

NEW​

"Delete" action column in thread pane (message list). "Select Messages" column needs to be selected via the thread pane's column picker.

NEW​

Themes can be previewed in the Add-On Manager

NEW​

Minimize to tray support added for Windows

NEW​

New config option to anonymize message date header

NEW​

Global Search menu item in app menu

NEW​

Additional Enterprise policies

NEW​

Calendar: Added ICS import support to -file command line option

NEW​

Calendar: Add event preview to ICS import dialog

NEW​

Chat: OTR messaging support

NEW​

Chat: IRC echo-message capability

CHANGES​

CHANGED​

Add-on support: As of version 78.0, Thunderbird only supports MailExtensions and MailExtension Experiments. Restartless add-ons and non-restartless legacy add-ons using XUL overlays are no longer supported.

CHANGED​

**As of version 78.0, "sideloaded" extensions are no longer supported. Enterprise administrators can deploy extensions using policies.

CHANGED​

Linux minimum runtime requirements have changed: GTK 3.14, GLIBC 2.17, libstdc++ 4.8.1 Details

CHANGED​

Thunderbird Options/Preferences tab redesigned and with new user interface

CHANGED​

Account creation dialog redesigned and with new user interface

CHANGED​

Account Manager moved to a tab

CHANGED​

Add-ons manager with new user interface and notifications

CHANGED​

Improved "Recent" folder list for "Move to" and "Copy to" in message context menu

CHANGED​

Improved UI of global search results tab

CHANGED​

Improvements to the location bar of a tab displaying web pages

CHANGED​

Use scalable icons throughout Thunderbird to improve support for HiDPI monitors and dark mode

CHANGED​

Address books are now stored as SQLite databases to prepare for future addressbook improvements. Existing address books in MAB format (using a Mork database) will be converted.

CHANGED​

New parser and formatter for vCard. vCard versions 3.0 and 4.0 are now supported.

CHANGED​

Various theme and dark mode improvements

CHANGED​

Various look and feel improvements

CHANGED​

Improved dialog for folder compaction (purging of deleted messages)

CHANGED​

Graphics hardware acceleration is now enabled by default

CHANGED​

TLS 1.0 and 1.1 disabled

CHANGED​

Calendar: The Lightning calendar add-on is now integrated into Thunderbird

CHANGED​

Calendar: Lightning version removed from Thunderbird user agent string

CHANGED​

Calendar: Web Calendar Access Protocol (WCAP) support removed

CHANGED​

Calendar: Storage access is now asynchronous to improve performance

CHANGED​

Calendar: Location URLs are now clickable

CHANGED​

Addon Developers: Updates to and expansion of MailExtensions APIs. Details

FIXES​

FIXED​

Password display font had characters that were difficult to read

FIXED​

When copying messages from an IMAP folder to a local folder, offline store wasn't used

FIXED​

While Thunderbird was in safe mode, the help menu did not offer an item to restart with add-ons enabled

FIXED​

Mailbox quotas not displayed correctly

FIXED​

Images not rotated when composing a message

FIXED​

Email addresses sometimes displayed incorrectly in message composer

FIXED​

Many accessibility fixes and improvements: message composer, account setup, attachment pane

FIXED​

Mailbox format conversion fixes

FIXED​

Address book improvements: exporting, editing contacts, contact photos

FIXED​

Chat: Renaming contacts in context menu did not work

FIXED​

Calendar: Task and event dialogs were sometimes too small for their content

FIXED​

Calendar: URLs in the event reminder dialog were not clickable

FIXED​

Various security fixes

KNOWN ISSUES​

UNRESOLVED​

Mail header toolbar (Reply, Forward, Archive, Junk buttons) no longer configurable

UNRESOLVED​

Preferences search not available

UNRESOLVED​

Drag and drop of address book contacts not working in some situations
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