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Thunderbird’s New Home

As of today, the Thunderbird project will be operating from a new wholly owned subsidiary of the Mozilla Foundation, MZLA Technologies Corporation. This move has been in the works for a while as Thunderbird has grown in donations, staff, and aspirations. This will not impact Thunderbird’s day-to-day activities or mission: Thunderbird will still remain free […]

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Thunderbird, Enigmail and OpenPGP

Today the Thunderbird project is happy to announce that for the future Thunderbird 78 release, planned for summer 2020, we will add built-in functionality for email encryption and digital signatures using the OpenPGP standard. This new functionality will replace the Enigmail add-on, which will continue to be supported until Thunderbird 68 end of life, in […]

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What’s New in Thunderbird 68

Our newest release, Thunderbird version 68 is now available! Users on version 60, the last major release, will not be immediately updated – but will receive the update in the coming weeks. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the features that are most noteworthy in the newest version. If you’d like to […]

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All Thunderbird Bugs Have Been Fixed!

April Fools! We still have open bugs, but we’d like your help to close them! We are grateful to have a very active set of users who generate a lot of bug reports and we are requesting your help in sorting them, an activity called bug triage. We’re holding “Bug Days” on April 8th (all […]

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What’s New in Thunderbird 60

Thunderbird 60, the newest stable release of everyone’s favorite desktop Email client, has been released. This version of Thunderbird is packed full of great new features, fixes, and changes that improve the user experience and make for a worthwhile upgrade. I’ll highlight three of the biggest changes in Thunderbird 60 in this post. For more […]

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EFail and Thunderbird, What You Need To Know

Yesterday, researchers and the press shared information describing security vulnerabilities that would enable an attacker to gain access to the plaintext of encrypted Emails. To understand how this happens, the researchers who uncovered EFail provide a good description on their website: In a nutshell, EFAIL abuses active content of HTML emails, for example externally loaded […]

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We’re Hiring a Build Engineer

We at the Thunderbird project are hiring a Build and Release Engineer. Interested in getting paid to work on Thunderbird? You’ll find information about the role ,as well as how to apply, below! Thunderbird Build & Release Engineer About Thunderbird Thunderbird is a email client depended on daily by 25 million people on three platforms: […]

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New Thunderbird Releases and New Thunderbird Staff

Thunderbird is going strong at version 52 (ESR) and 57, 58 beta In April 2017 Thunderbird released its successful Extended Service Release (ESR) version 52. This release has just seen it’s fifth “dot update” 52.5.0, where fixes, stability and minor functionality improvements were shipped. Thunderbird 57 beta was also very successful. While Thunderbird 58 is equally […]

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Thunderbird’s Future Home

Summary The investigations on Thunderbird’s future home have concluded. The Mozilla Foundation has agreed to serve as the legal and fiscal home for the Thunderbird project, but Thunderbird will migrate off Mozilla Corporation infrastructure, separating the operational aspects of the project. Background In late 2015 Mitchell Baker started a discussion on the future of Thunderbird, […]

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Thunderbird 38 Released

Thunderbird 38 is now released (actual initial version is 38.0.1 to maintain compatibility with equivalent Firefox releases). This release has some significant new features, as well as many, many bug fixes. Some of the new features include: Calendaring is now shipped by default. This continues to be implemented as the Lightning extension, but that is […]

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Thunderbird 38 goes to beta!

The next major release of Thunderbird, version 38, is now in beta and available for testing. You may download Thunderbird 38.0b1 here. This version of Thunderbird is the first that is mostly managed by volunteer community members rather than by Mozilla staff. We have many new features, including: Message filtering when a message is sent […]

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Updated Thunderbird released today

Mozilla, a global, nonprofit organization dedicated to making the Web better, today released new versions of Mozilla Thunderbird, its free and open source email application, available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. We are happy to announce that the new Thunderbird release includes several new features and improvements, such as improved message thread management options, as […]

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