Software update: Mozilla Thunderbird 68.2.2

The Mozilla Foundation has released version 68.2.2 of Thunderbird. Mozilla Thunderbird is an open source email and newsgroup client, with features such as support for various mail and news accounts, a spam filter, spell checker and a customizable appearance.

In version 68 we see for the first time a 64bit version for Windows and from this version it is now also possible to migrate a 32bit version to the 64bit version. Furthermore, the program can be managed via policies within corporate environments, filters can now be started periodically and multiple folders can be marked as ‘read’ at the same time. The following improvements have been made in this update:


  • When upgrading a 64bit version of Thunderbird version 60 to version 68, the existing profile wasn’t recognized and a new profile was created. Note: If your profile is still not recognized, select it by visiting about: profiles in the Troubleshooting Information

Known Issues

  • When upgrading from Thunderbird version 60 to version 68, add-ons are not automatically updated during the upgrade process. They will however be updated during the add-on update check. It is of course possible to reinstall combatible add-on via the Add-ons Manager or via
  • LDAP lookup not working when SSL is enabled. Workaround: Disable SSL or switch off option “Query OSCP responder servers” in the certificate settings in advanced options.

Version number 68.2.2
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, macOS, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website Mozilla Foundation
License type Freeware