Thunderbird 102.4.2

[German]The developers of Thunderbird have released another update of the email client to version 102.4.2 on November 4, 2022 (thanks to Gerold for pointing this out). It's a bug-fix update that should fix a number of issues.


Thunderbird 102.4.2

According to the Thunderbird release notes, the following change was made in this version:

The Address Book button in Account Management now creates a CardDAV address book instead of a local address book.

In addition, there are fixes to the following bugs, which are listed as fixed:

  • Messages fetched from POP server in "Fetch headers only" mode disappeared when moved to another folder by a filter action
  • Thunderbird re-downloaded locally deleted messages from a POP server when "Leave messages on server" and "Until I delete them" were enabled
  • Multiple password prompts could appear for the same POP account
  • IMAP authentication failed on next startup if the ImapMail folder was deleted by the user
  • Retrieving passwords for authenticated NNTP accounts could fail on every startup due to outdated settings in a user's profile
  • Get Next n Messages did not always retrieve all messages requested from the NNTP server
  • Get Messages button could not retrieve messages from the NNTP server if the root folder was not selected
  • Thunderbird text branding did not always match the locale of the localized version
  • Thunderbird installer and Thunderbird updater created Windows shortcuts with different names
  • LDAP search filters did not work with non-ASCII characters
  • The highlighting of "Today" in the month view of the calendar was not updated after a date change at midnight

The system requirements for the different operating system versions (see here for more details):

  • Windows: Windows 7 or higher
  • Mac: Mac OS X 10.12 or higher
  • Linux: GTK+ 3.14 or higher

The download of the free Thunderbird is available here.

TTip: Going back to an old Thunderbird version after updating to a newer version is rejected when the profile is updated (see also). I fell into this trap some time ago. With an updated profile (without backup) a downgrade is only possible with tricks by starting Thunderbird with the –allow-downgrade option (see also). Because somehow the 102 development thread of Thunderbird is a disaster (see Thunderbird 102er: The problem bear).

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One Response to Thunderbird 102.4.2

  1. Doc says:

    Seems a total failure. Seems many systems messed…this does not help…will not even install!

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