Thunderbird 78.0.1 released

[German]The developers of the e-mail client Thunderbird released version 78.0.11 on July 22, 2020. This is a maintenance update for the 78 main version of the e-mail client, which corrects some bugs.


The colleagues of point out this update of the e-mail client in the following tweet.

According to the release notes the following fixes are available for the new Thunderbird version:

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

So stability improvements and small bug fixes are included. I didn't find anything about security fixes in the release notes. This version will not be rolled out via auto-update for users of Thunderbird 68.x.

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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