Thunderbird 102.5.0

[German]The developers of Thunderbird have released another update to the email client to version 102.5.0 on November 15, 2022 (thanks to the reader for pointing this out). It's a bug-fix update that should fix a number of issues and also some vulnerabilities.


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Thunderbird 102.5.0

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

Ctrl+N creates a shortcut to create new contacts from the restored address book.

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

  • Account settings user interface was not updated to reflect changes in default identity
  • New POP mail notifications were incorrectly displayed for messages marked as read or junk by filters
  • When connecting to an IMAP server configured to use PREAUTH, Thunderbird would hang
  • Erroneous replies from NNTP servers received in the greeting header did not display an error message
  • Messages sent with "Send later" were not sent after coming back online
  • With "Download/sync now…" not all newsgroups were fully synchronized before the system went offline
  • When logging in to the news server failed, the username was missing in the error dialog
  • Thunderbird can now retrieve RSS channel feeds with an incomplete channel URL
  • Add-on "Contribute" button in the Add-ons manager did not work
  • Help text for /part Matrix command was not correct
  • Invite Participant dialog did not fetch free/busy information for participants with encoded characters in their name

A list of fixed vulnerabilities may be found here. 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.

Tip: 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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