Software Update: Mozilla Thunderbird 78.2.1

The Mozilla Foundation has released version 78.2.1 of Thunderbird. Thunderbird is an open source client for e-mail and newsgroups, with features such as support for various mail and news accounts, a spam filter, spell checker and a customizable appearance. In version 78 we find, among other things, a dark mode and other parts of the interface, such as the icons and the screen for composing an email, have been taken care of. Furthermore, the Lightning calendar add-on is now a standard part of the program, there is a new wizard for the first use and only MailExtensions add-ons are supported. An automatic update from 68.x to 78.x is not yet possible, but OpenPGP is now enabled by default. The changelog for this release looks like this:

changes

  • OpenPGP enabled by default
  • OpenPGP: Disabled the use of MD5/SM2/SM3 algorithms

Fixes

  • OpenPGP: Users with sub-identities were unable to encrypt or sign messages when switching identities
  • OpenPGP message security window did not support dark mode

Version number 78.2.1
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, macOS, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website Mozilla Foundation
Download https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/all/
License type Freeware
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