Thunderbird 68.6.0 Released

[German]The developers of the e-mail client Thunderbird have released version 68.6.0 on 12.3.2020. This is a maintenance update (no security fixes) for the 68 main version of the email client.


German blog reader Ralf noticed within this comment the Thunderbird update (thanks). On my system the new version has been offered. During a quick check, the update installed without any issues.

New features and bug fixes

According to the release notes the new Thunderbird shows a popup at startup with a new profile. In addition, the Thunderbird now offers partial updates, which lead to smaller downloads. In the new version of Thunderbird the following bug fixes have been made:

  • Searching in message bodies led to false negatives under some circumstances in quoted-printable encoded HTML bodies
  • "Get New Messages for All Accounts" not working for OAuth2-authenticated IMAP accounts

If you experience problems with Lightning (calendar add-on) after upgrading from version 60 to the current version, this support article should help. 

Security Fixes

The readme also states that there have been security fixes. These are listed on this page

Several fixes are rated 'high', while other fixes are rated moderate. Details can be found on this page if required. 


System requirements

The system requirements for the different operating system versions (see also):

  • Windows: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 or higher
  • Mac: Mac OS X 10.9 or later
  • Linux: GTK+ 3.4 or higher

The download is available here. By the way, the Thunderbird is free.

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