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Thunderbird in 2019

From the Thunderbird team we wish you a Happy New Year! Welcome to 2019, and in this blog post we’ll look at what we got accomplished in 2018 and look forward to what we’re going to be working on this year. Looking Back on 2018 More Eggs in the Nest Our team grew considerably in […]

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The Thunderbird project is hiring: Software Engineers

We’re Hiring Again! You read that right, we are hiring “Software Engineers”, plural. We have some big plans for the next year and you can be a part of it! You can find the job post below. If you are interested Email your CV/Resume and cover letter to: apply@mozillafoundation.org. About Thunderbird Thunderbird is an email […]

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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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What Thunderbird Learned at FOSDEM

Hello everyone! I’m writing this following a visit to Brussels this past weekend to the Free and Open Source Software conference called FOSDEM. As far as I know it is one of the largest, if not the largest FOSS conference in Europe. It proved to be a great opportunity to discuss Thunderbird with a wide […]

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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 Active Daily Inquiries Surpass 10 Million!

We are pleased to report that Thunderbird usage, as reported though the standard Mozilla metric of Active Daily Inquiries (ADI), has surpassed 10 million users per day on Monday November 30 2015 for the first time ever. ADI is a raw measurement of active users, and is taken by counting the daily requests from 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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Thunderbird Usage Continues to Grow

We’re happy to report that Thunderbird usage continues to expand. Mozilla measures program usage by Active Daily Installations (ADI), which is the number of pings that Mozilla servers receive as installations do their daily plugin block-list update. This is not the same as the number of active users, since some users don’t access their program […]

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