Traditionally, after a major release, Mozilla products receive a sequential update. Thunderbird 78.0.1 is now available, bringing several bugfixes, and a few new features to the stable branch of the app
Thunderbird is my preferred email client of choice. I use this app on every PC and on every operating system I use. It is stable, contains all the features you need, supports add-ons and also comes with a useful RSS reader. I am using Thunderbird for many years and never felt the need to look for an alternative.
Thunderbird 78 doesn't support classic XUL add-ons any more, but includes some of their features natively. E.g. on Windows you can minimize the app to the system tray.
Thunderbird 78.0.1 is notable for ten fixes, including
- Faceted search data and relevance settings not saved.
- FileLink attachments were included as a link and a file when added via drag & drop from a network drive.
- The dragging and dropping of multiple attachments to Mac OS Finder created duplicate files.
- Recipients in the CC field collapsed sometimes in the header pane.
- Search results displayed in the Contacts sidebar were cleared when a contact was removed.
- Incremental search in the Contacts sidebar did not always display local results when an LDAP server was in use.
- About Thunderbird keyboard shortcuts did not work.
- Faceted search date and relevance settings were not saved.
- Messages with long Armor header lines did not display using OpenPGP
- Messages containing non-UTF-8 text were not supported in OpenPGP
- The list of participants in chats did not display operator flags.
- Various UI and theming fixes.
Besides these fixes, there are a few new features in this release. The OpenPGP option now supports the following new capabilities:
- Key revocation.
- Key expiration extensions.
- Secret key backups.