Thunderbird 78.3.2 released

[German]One more short note. The developers of the e-mail client Thunderbird have released version 78.3.2 of the e-mail client on October 7, 2020. This is a maintenance update for the 78 main version of the e-mail client.


German blog reader had pointed out the update of the program in this comment (thanks for that). Gerold According to the release notes, Thunderbird 78.3.2 no longer automatically installs updates when the Settings tab is opened. In addition there are the following fixes:

  • OpenPGP:  Improved support for encryption with subkeys
  • OpenPGP: : Encrypted messages with international characters were sometimes displayed incorrectly
  • One-click deletion of recipient pills with the middle mouse button restored
  • No results were displayed when searching in an address book list
  • Messages of the Windows installation program were not readable in high contrast mode
  • Fixes for dark mode, high contrast and Windows themes

Security fixes were not included.  The following is listed as a known problem: Message list is not focused at startup.

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 higher
  • Linux: GTK+ 3.4 or higher

The download is available here. The Thunderbird is free of charge.

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