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Version 102.9.1, first offered to channel users on March 28, 2023​


Fixed​

  • Thunderbird was unable to open file URLs from command line (URLs beginning with "file://")
  • Source strings for localized builds not uploaded to FTP as expected
  • Visual and theme improvements
  • Security fixes
 

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Version 102.10.1, first offered to channel users on April 24, 2023​

Fixed​

  • Messages with missing or corrupt "From:" header did not display message header buttons
  • Composer repeatedly prompted for S/MIME smartcard signing/encryption password
  • Address Book integration did not work with macOS 11.4 Bug Sur
  • Mexico City DST fix in Thunderbird 102.10.0 (bug 1826146) was incomplete
 

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The Thunderbird team, responsible for the open source cross-platform Thunderbird email client, published its financial report this week.

Almost all revenue of the project is based on donations. The team states that about 99.9% of revenue comes from user donations.

The project team has received USD 6.4 million in 2022 from donations, a more than 100% increase over 2021's USD 2.7 million in donations. The jump is remarkable and a comparison of the revenue of the past six years shows no comparable jump in revenue. The team received USD 736,000 in 2017 and revenue from donations has increased each year since that year.

The team explains the revenue jump with its increased communication efforts, which started at the end of 2021. It started to post blog posts and the newsletter more frequently, posted more on social media, and has expanded its reach by joining new services, including Mastadon. Also, the team introduced the first in-app donation appeal in the Thunderbird 102 release at the end of 2022. Compared to 2021, donations were always higher in each month, but the main push came at the end of the year when donations skyrocketed in comparison.
 

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Version 102.11.1, first offered to channel users on May 25, 2023​


Fixed​

  • POP message retrieval stopped after a network error occurred and connectivity was restored
  • Reused SMTP connections sometimes silently disconnected, causing timeouts
  • Thunderbird could freeze if saving a sent message to IMAP failed
  • Creating OpenPGP keys with no expiration was not possible
  • News reader did not always issue GROUP command after authentication with remote server, preventing Thundebird from displaying or refreshing news from the server
 

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Version 102.12.0, first offered to channel users on June 7, 2023​


Fixed​

  • "Searching the directory for recipients certificates" popup could block compose window when "S/MIME reminder" was enabled and using an LDAP address book
  • Some elements still used animations with "prefers-reduced-motion" set
  • Visual and theme improvements
  • Security fixes
 

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Version 102.13.0, first offered to channel users on July 5, 2023​


Thunderbird 115.0 is right around the corner! The "Supernova" UI features provide an updated user interface and is designed to be more modern, customizable, and with code that is easier to maintain and improve.


Changed​

  • Release notes opened from about: dialog will now open in the default web browser

Fixed​

  • Upstream RNP version numbers now recognized as official in about:support
  • Security fixes
 

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Thunderbird 115 will be the last version that is compatible with Microsoft's Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 operating systems. It furthermore is also the last version compatible with Apple's macOS 10.12, 10.13 and 10.14 systems.

Thunderbird users on these operating systems will receive the update to Thunderbird 115 eventually, just like users on newer systems. The email client will then receive regular updates throughout 2023 and most of 2024 on the older systems.

Users on these systems can't install newer versions of Thunderbird anymore, however. Thunderbird 116, which is available as a Beta currently, won't install on these systems anymore.
 

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Getting Started With The Main Window Of Thunderbird 115 “Supernova”
Thunderbird 115 “Supernova” has been released! During the next several weeks, you should begin to see your installation of Thunderbird 102 automatically update to Thunderbird 115. Whether you’re upgrading or coming in as a brand new user, now is the perfect time to introduce you to the various elements of the software. This guide will introduce you to the main window of Thunderbird (in its Classic layout and new “Vertical Cards” layout), get you familiar with the terminology, and help you navigate Thunderbird like a pro!

(If you enjoy keyboard navigation, we encourage you to learn the many keyboard shortcuts available in the main window to help you quickly perform functions, such as message actions and navigation, searching, and calendar actions.)

So, let’s take a tour around the various sections of your main Thunderbird window.
 

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Version 115.0.1, first offered to channel users on July 20, 2023​


Changed​

  • Added Thunderbird Supernova branding to about:dialog

Fixed​

  • Message list was not updated when message was deleted from server outside of Thunderbird
  • Scrolling behaved unexpectedly when moving to next message unread message in another folde
  • Scrolling animation was unnecessarily used when switching or toggling the sort column in message list
  • Attempting to delete a message and then cancelling the action still marked the message as read
  • Unified Toolbar could not be customized under certain tabs
  • Selecting a folder with one or more subfolders and pressing enter did not expand folder
  • Tooltips did not appear when hovering over folders
  • Deleting large amounts of messages from Trash folder consumed excessive time and memory
  • Message Summary header buttons were not keyboard accessible
  • "New" button in Message Filters dialog was not keyboard accessibl
  • Backing up secret keys from OpenPGP Key Manager dialog silently failed
  • Various visual and UX improvements
  • Security fixes
 

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Thunderbird 102.14.0​

Thunderbird 102.14.0, scheduled for release on August 30, 2023, is the final release of Thunderbird 102.

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Thunderbird 115.1.0​

Thunderbird version 115 is only offered as direct download from thunderbird.net and not as an upgrade from Thunderbird version 102 or earlier. A future release will provide updates from earlier versions.


Changed​

  • Quick Filter bar is now hidden by default changed
  • Mail tab toolbar and Unified toolbar heights adjusted to be more consistent

Fixed​

  • Message-ID header used account domain instead of "From" field domain
  • Zooming did not work in multi-message view
  • "Clear Recent History" dialog did not resize correctly to fit content
  • Tooltip containing full message title did not appear when hovering over message in card view
  • Message List column headers became transparent in increased contrast mode
  • Message List card padding was incorrect in compact view
  • Total message counts and folder sizes were also hidden when "Hide Local Folders" was selected in Folder Pane options
  • Messages in deeply nested IMAP folders were inaccessible
  • Thunderbird Flatpak could not be executed from terminal using command "thunderbird"
  • CardDAV address book dialog did not resize properly to show all available address books
  • Various visual and style fixes
 

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Thunderbird 'Supernova' Version 115.1.1​


Thunderbird version 115 is only offered as direct download from thunderbird.net and not as an upgrade from Thunderbird version 102 or earlier. A future release will provide updates from earlier versions. For more on all the new features in Thunderbird 115, see What’s New in Thunderbird 115.


Version 115.1.1, first offered to channel users on August 15, 2023​


Fixed​

  • Some HTML emails printed headers on first page and message on subsequent pages
  • Deleting messages from message list sometimes scrolled list to bottom, selecting bottommost message
  • Width of icon columns (like Junk or Starred) in message list did not adjust when UI density was changed
  • Old OpenPGP secret keys could not be used to decrypt messages under certain circumstances
  • When multiple folder modes were active, tab focus navigated through all folder mode options before reaching message list
  • Unread message count badge was not displayed on parent folders of subfolder containing unread messages
  • "Undo archive" (via Ctrl-Z) did not un-archive previously archived messages
  • "New" button dropdown menu in "Message Filters" dialog could not be opened via keyboard navigation
  • "Show New Mail Alert for" input field in "Customize New Mail Alert" dialog had zero width when using certain language packs
  • "Account Wizard" dialog was too narrow when adding a news server, partially hiding confirmation buttons
  • Link Properties and Image Properties dialogs in the composer were too wide
  • Thunderbird version number and details in "About" dialog were not automatically read by screen readers when first opening dialog
  • Flatpak improvements and bug fixes
  • Various visual and UX improvements
 

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