Users of the desktop e-mail shopper Thunderbird who’re nonetheless operating version 68.x of this system will probably be upgraded to Thunderbird 78.2.2 robotically. The improvement group of the e-mail shopper put an replace blocker in place to forestall automated upgrades from Thunderbird 68.x to Thunderbird 78 after the preliminary launch of the brand new version. One of the primary causes for placing the replace block in place was that the extension system modified in Thunderbird 78.
The new version of the e-mail shopper helps solely MailExtensions and never basic extensions; this invalidated all basic extensions that customers had put in within the e-mail shopper until the extension builders would have created a appropriate version of the extension within the meantime.
Thunderbird customers who nonetheless run version 68 of the e-mail shopper are upgraded to version 78.2.2 — the newest version — robotically. The program is both upgraded robotically within the background if the default replace settings haven’t been modified, or on person request.
Users who don’t need to be upgraded at this time limit want to disable the updating performance in this system; that is completed by disabling automated updates within the settings and altering the setting to handbook updates (underneath Options > Advanced > Update).
Thunderbird customers who use extensions might want to analysis whether or not these are appropriate with the latest version prior to operating the upgrade. One choice to do that’s to test every extension manually for compatibility, one other to arrange Thunderbird in a digital setting or second system, import the profile, run the replace, and test which extensions stay enabled.
Mozilla has not modified the notification on the Thunderbird 78.2.2 launch notes web page but. A notice on the web page states that Thunderbird 78.2.2 will not be provided as an upgrade from Thunderbird 68 or earlier, and that it is just accessible as a direct obtain.
Thunderbird 78.x consists of quite a lot of new options and enhancements resembling built-in help for OpenPGP.
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