Thunderbird 60.9.1 and 68.2.2 released

[German]The developers of the email client Thunderbird have now released version 60.9.1 and version 68.2.2. These are maintenance updates for the development branches version 60 and 68 of the email client.


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Thunderbird 68.2.1

With the Thunderbird 68.2.1 some users had the issues that the profile was not recognized when upgrading from version 60.x (see this German blog post). German blog reader Tom left a comment here that the e-mail client has been updates to version 6.2.1 (thanks for that). According to the release notes the following fixes and changes have been made in Thunderbird 68.2.0:

Fix: Then upgrading a 64bit version of Thunderbird version 60 to version 68, the existing profile wasn’t recognized and a new profile was created.
Note: If your profile is still not recognized, select it by visiting about:profiles in the Troubleshooting Information.

So it fixes the profile issue when upgrading Thunderbird. The developers list the following known issues that have not been fixed:

  • When upgrading from Thunderbird version 60 to version 68, add-ons are not automatically updated during the upgrade process. They will however be updated during the add-on update check. It is of course possible to reinstall combatible add-on via the Add-ons Manager or via addons.thunderbird.net.
  • LDAP lookup not working when SSL is enabled. Workaround: Disable SSL or switch off option “Query OSCP responder servers” in the certificate settings in advanced options.

The e-mail client is available for download for Windows, Linux and macOS at www.thunderbird.net. The system requirements are described on this website.

Thunderbird 60.9.1

At t deskmodder.de I found a hint for an update of the Thunderbird version 60 development branch to the version 60.9.1. According to the release notes the following fixes and changes were made in Thunderbird 60.9.1:

Fix: Problem with Google authentication (OAuth2)

However, the developers state that the following two issues are unfixed so far:


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  • Due to changes in the Mozilla platform profiles stored on Windows network shares addressed via drive letters are now addressed via UNC
  • Chat: Twitter not working due to API changes at Twitter.com

These bugs have been present through the Thunderbird Version 60 development branch for some time now. This version is distributed via auto-update.


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