Software update: Mozilla Thunderbird 60.5.0




The Mozilla Foundation recently released version 60.5 of Thunderbird. Mozilla 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 check and a customizable appearance. In Thunderbird, new functionality is rarely added. Version 60 includes improvements in the handling of attachments, spell checking and working with templates. New in this version is the possibility to send large attachments via the web storage service WeTransfer and it is better to detect Microsoft Exchange accounts.

FileLink provider WeTransfer to upload large attachments
Thunderbird now allows the addition of OpenSearch search engines from a local XML file using a minimal user inferface: [+] button to select a file an add, [-] to remove.
More search engines: Google and DuckDuckGo available by default in some locales
During account creation, Thunderbird will now detect servers using the Microsoft Exchange protocol. It will offer the installation of a 3rd party add-on (Owl) which supports that protocol.
Thunderbird now compatible with other WebExtension-based FileLink add-ons like the Dropbox add-on
Crash when using custom sound for new email notification
Various security fixes
Known Issues
Due to changes in the Mozilla platform profiles stored on Windows network shares addressed via drive letters are now addressed via UNC
CalDav access to some servers not working. Workaround: Set preference network.cookie.same-site.enabled to false.
Chat: Twitter not working due to API changes at
Mozilla Thunderbird screenshot (620 pix)

Version number 60.5.0
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, Windows XP, macOS, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 10
Mozilla Foundation
License type GPL


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