Thunderbird

Licence: Other Open Source
Version 24.1.1 | Release Date: 2013-11-19 | Download

Security fixes

Version 17.0.2 | Release Date: 2013-01-08 | Download

Security fixes
Pressing the 'x' button on Windows now closes only one window rather than the whole application (805185)
An issue that caused occasional corruption in local folders after filtering is now fixed (815012)
An issue that caused deletion of drafts saved in IMAP folders whilst in offline mode is now fixed (805626)

Version 17.0 | Release Date: 2012-12-05 | Download

News:
- A Menu Button is now shown to new users by default
- Tabs are now drawn in the title bar on Windows
Fixed:
- An issue causing spell-checking only parts of words in Thunderbird 16 is now fixed (790475)
- An issue causing Thunderbird 16 to repeatedly download emails is now fixed (806760)
- RSS feeds can now be viewed in the Wide View Layout (531397)
- Various fixes and performance improvements
- Various security fixes
Changed:
- Mac OS X 10.5 is no longer supported

Version 13.0.1 | Release Date: 2012-06-15 | Download

see: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/13.0.1/releasenotes/

Version 5.0 | Release Date: 2011-06-28 | Download

The latest version of Thunderbird has the following changes:

More responsive and faster to start up and use
Thunderbird is based on the new Mozilla Gecko 5 engine
New Add-ons Manager
Revised account creation wizard to improve email setup
New Troubleshooting Information page
Tabs can now be reordered and dragged to different windows
Attachment sizes now displayed along with attachments
Plugins can now be loaded in RSS feeds by default
There are several theme fixes for Windows Vista and Windows 7
Support for Mac 32/64 bit Universal builds (Thunderbird no longer supports PowerPC on Mac)
Over 390 platform fixes that improve speed, performance, stability and security

Version 3.1.7 | Release Date: 2010-12-09 | Download

Thunderbird 3.1.7 fixes the following issues in Thunderbird 3.1.6:

* Several fixes to improve performance, stability and security, see the Security Advisory.

- MFSA 2010-78 Add support for OTS font sanitizer
- MFSA 2010-75 Buffer overflow while line breaking after document.write with long string
- MFSA 2010-74 Miscellaneous memory safety hazards (rv:1.9.2.13/ 1.9.1.16)

* Several fixes to improve handling of large folder files stored locally.
* Several fixes to improve corruption in local copy of IMAP mailboxes.

Version 3.1.7 | Release Date: 2010-12-09 | Download
No changes specified
Version 3.1 | Release Date: 2010-06-24 | Download
  • Faster Search Results: Message indexing is faster and provides users with faster search results.
  • Quick Filter Toolbar: New Quick Filter Toolbar lets you filter against search terms, tags, starred messages, address book contacts, new emails, and attachments.
  • New Migration Assistant: The new Migration Assistant gives Thunderbird 2 users a way to choose the new features in Thunderbird 3.1 or to keep their current features and settings.
  • Saved Files Manager: New Saved Files Manager displays all the files you downloaded from your email to your computer.
  • Mail Account Setup Wizard: Hundreds of ISP settings have been added to make setting up Thunderbird easier. The Mail Account Setup Wizard matches against a database of email settings from popular mail providers so that you will only need to provide your name, email, and password to set up new mail accounts.
  • Improvements to Stability, Memory, and Password Handling
Version 3.1rc1 | Release Date: 2010-05-30 | Download
Version 3.1rc1:

Thunderbird 3.1 Release Candidate 1 is based on the Gecko 1.9.2 platform to provide improved performance, stability, web compatibility, and code simplification and sustainability.

New features include:

Faster Search Results and Quick Filter Toolbar

  • Faster Search Results
    Message indexing is faster and provides users with faster search results.
  • Quick Filter Toolbar
    New Quick Filter Toolbar lets you filter against search terms, tags, starred messages, address book contacts, new emails, and attachments.

User Experience Improvements

  • New Migration Assistant
    The new Migration Assistant gives Thunderbird 2 users a way to choose the new features in Thunderbird 3.1 or to keep their current features and settings.
  • Saved Files Manager
    New Saved Files Manager displays all the files you downloaded from your email to your computer.
  • Mail Account Setup Wizard
    Hundreds of ISP settings have been added to make setting up Thunderbird easier. The Mail Account Setup Wizard matches against a database of email settings from popular mail providers so that you will only need to provide your name, email, and password to set up new mail accounts.

Performance Improvements

  • Improvements to Stability, Memory, and Password Handling
Version 3.0.3 | Release Date: 2010-02-27 | Download

Fix for missing folders or empty folder pane after updating to Thunderbird 3.0.2

Version 3.0 | Release Date: 2009-12-08 | Download
No changes specified
Version 3.0 | Release Date: 2009-12-08 | Download

Version 3.0:

New Search with Advanced Filtering Tools

* New Search with Advanced Filtering Tools
Search results now include advanced filtering tools. You have the option to filter your results by sender, tag, attachments, people, folder, and mailing list. You can also filter your email using the timeline tool.
* New Global Search Field with Autocomplete
When typing in the Global Search field, Thunderbird autocompletes against your address book. You have the option of searching everywhere or filtering against different parts of the email such as by subject or by sender.

User Experience Improvements

* New Mail Account Setup Wizard
The new Mail Account Setup Wizard matches against a database of email settings from popular mail providers so that you will only need to provide your name, email, and password to set up new mail accounts.
* Redesigned Mail Toolbar
The Mail Toolbar is redesigned to include the new Global Search bar. Buttons such as reply, forward, delete, junk are part of each email message. You can add those buttons back to the main toolbar by customizing the toolbar.
* Tabbed Email Messages
Double-clicking or hitting enter on a mail message will now open that message in a New Tab window. Middle-clicking on messages or folders will open them in a Tab in the background. When quitting Thunderbird, visible tabs will be saved and will be restored when you open Thunderbird the next time. There is also a new Tab menu on the Tab toolbar to help you switch between Tabs.
* Smart Folders
The folder pane offers a Smart Folders mode which combines special mailboxes, like Inbox, from multiple accounts. Smart Folders is now on by default.
* New Message Summary View
Selecting multiple messages will give you a summary view of the emails you have selected.
* Column Headings
The column headings that are displayed and the order in which they are displayed can now be set on a per-folder basis.
* Message Archive
You can now file messages from your Inbox or other folders into the new Archive folder system.
* Activity Manager
The Activity Manager records all the interactions between Thunderbird and your email provider in one place.
* New Add-ons Manager
The new Add-ons Manager (Tools > Add-ons) can now be used to find, download, and install Thunderbird Add-ons which includes Extensions, Themes, and Plugins. Note that few Add-ons are compatible with this beta at the time of release, as Add-on developers need to upgrade them.
* Improved Address Book
If someone is in your address book, it is indicated by a new star icon which you can click to edit contact details inline. If they are not in your address book, you can add them with one click of the icon. A new birthday field allows you to keep track of your friends' birthdays. You can also add a photo for contacts in your address book.
* Improved Gmail Integration
Better recognition and integration of Gmail's special folders such as Sent and Trash including non-English versions of Gmail. Thunderbird also uses All Mail as the Archives folder.

Performance Improvements

* IMAP Folder Synchronization
Thunderbird will download IMAP messages by default in the background to allow for faster message loading and better offline operation. This feature can be enabled on an individual folder basis via Folder properties, or for all folders in an account via Account Settings / 'Synchronize & Storage'.

Version 3.0 rc2 | Release Date: 2009-12-01 | Download

Thunderbird 3 is based on the Gecko 1.9.1.5 platform including some major re-architecting to provide improved performance, stability, web compatibility, and code simplification and sustainability.

There are several bug fixes in this release for stability, account setup, and International versions. Full list of bugs.

Notable features include:

New Search with Advanced Filtering Tools

  • New Search with Advanced Filtering Tools

    Search results now include advanced filtering tools. You have the option to filter your results by sender, tag, attachments, people, folder, and mailing list. You can also filter your email using the timeline tool.

  • New Global Search Field with Autocomplete

    When typing in the Global Search field, Thunderbird autocompletes against your address book. You have the option of searching everywhere or filtering against different parts of the email such as by subject or by sender.

User Experience Improvements

  • New Mail Account Setup Wizard

    The new Mail Account Setup Wizard matches against a database of email settings from popular mail providers so that you will only need to provide your name, email, and password to set up new mail accounts.

  • Redesigned Mail Toolbar

    The Mail Toolbar is redesigned to include the new Global Search bar. Buttons such as reply, forward, delete, junk are part of each email message. You can add those buttons back to the main toolbar by customizing the toolbar.

  • Tabbed Email Messages

    Double-clicking or hitting enter on a mail message will now open that message in a New Tab window. Middle-clicking on messages or folders will open them in a Tab in the background. When quitting Thunderbird, visible tabs will be saved and will be restored when you open Thunderbird the next time. There is also a new Tab menu on the Tab toolbar to help you switch between Tabs.

  • Smart Folders

    The folder pane offers a Smart Folders mode which combines special mailboxes, like Inbox, from multiple accounts. Smart Folders is now on by default.

  • New Message Summary View

    Selecting multiple messages will give you a summary view of the emails you have selected.

  • Column Headings

    The column headings that are displayed and the order in which they are displayed can now be set on a per-folder basis.

  • Message Archive

    You can now file messages from your Inbox or other folders into the new Archive folder system.

  • Activity Manager

    The Activity Manager records all the interactions between Thunderbird and your email provider in one place.

  • New Add-ons Manager

    The new Add-ons Manager (Tools > Add-ons) can now be used to find, download, and install Thunderbird Add-ons which includes Extensions, Themes, and Plugins. Note that few Add-ons are compatible with this beta at the time of release, as Add-on developers need to upgrade them.

  • Improved Address Book

    If someone is in your address book, it is indicated by a new star icon which you can click to edit contact details inline. If they are not in your address book, you can add them with one click of the icon. A new birthday field allows you to keep track of your friends' birthdays. You can also add a photo for contacts in your address book.

  • Improved Gmail Integration

    Better recognition and integration of Gmail's special folders such as Sent and Trash including non-English versions of Gmail. Thunderbird also uses All Mail as the Archives folder.

  • For Windows Vista users, Thunderbird 3 is now integrated with Vista search results. On first start, Thunderbird will prompt to install its indexing system into Windows Vista and you can choose to see Thunderbird email and news messages in Windows search results.
  • For Mac users, Thunderbird 3 is now integrated with Spotlight, can import from Mail.app, read your OS X address book, and use Growl for new mail alerts.

Performance Improvements

  • IMAP Folder Synchronization

    Thunderbird will download IMAP messages by default in the background to allow for faster message loading and better offline operation. This feature can be enabled on an individual folder basis via Folder properties, or for all folders in an account via Account Settings / 'Synchronize & Storage'.

Version 2.0.0.23 | Release Date: 2009-08-24 | Download

Version 2.0.0.23 update addresses a critical security issue involving a compromise of SSL-protected communication.

Version 2.0.0.22 | Release Date: 2009-06-22 | Download

security issues

Version 3.0b3 | Release Date: 2009-06-22 | Download

Thunderbird 3 beta 3 features the Gecko 1.9.1.1 engine, and code overhauls for more than 500 issues including thread pane and tab refactoring, and extension fixes. Other improvements include opening mail in a new tab, a summary view for selecting multiple messages at once, smart folders, improved Gmail integration, and customizable column headings.

Version 2.0.0.19 | Release Date: 2008-12-30 | Download

The following security issues have been fixed :
XSS and JavaScript privilege escalation
Escaped null characters ignored by CSS parser
Errors parsing URLs with leading whitespace and control characters
Cross-domain data theft via script redirect error message
XMLHttpRequest 302 response disclosure
Information stealing via loadBindingDocument
Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:1.9.0.5/1.8.1.19)

Version 2.0.0.18 | Release Date: 2008-11-18 | Download
No changes specified
Version 2.0.0.16 | Release Date: 2008-07-22 | Download

security issues

Version 2.0.0.14 | Release Date: 2008-04-30 | Download
No changes specified
Version 2.0.0.12 | Release Date: 2008-02-25 | Download

Fixed in Thunderbird 2.0.0.12
MFSA 2008-12 Heap buffer overflow in external MIME bodies
MFSA 2008-07 Possible information disclosure in BMP decoder
MFSA 2008-05 Directory traversal via chrome: URI
MFSA 2008-03 Privilege escalation, XSS, Remote Code Execution
MFSA 2008-01 Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:1.8.1.12)

Version 5.0 | Release Date: 2008-01-01 | Download

More responsive and faster to start up and use
Thunderbird is based on the new Mozilla Gecko 5 engine
New Add-ons Manager
Revised account creation wizard to improve email setup
New Troubleshooting Information page
Tabs can now be reordered and dragged to different windows
Attachment sizes now displayed along with attachments
Plugins can now be loaded in RSS feeds by default
Support for Mac 32/64 bit Universal builds (Thunderbird no longer supports PowerPC on Mac)
Over 390 platform fixes that improve speed, performance, stability and security

Version 2.0.0.9 | Release Date: 2007-11-14 | Download

This release provides security and stability enhancements.

Detailed release notes are available here: http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/rumblingedge/archives/2007/11/tb_2-0-0-9.html

Version 3.1.6 | Release Date: 2007-10-27 | Download

http://www.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/thunderbird/3.1.6/releasenotes/

Version 2.0.0.6 | Release Date: 2007-08-01 | Download

Security issues: (3)

  • Fixed: MFSA 2007-27 - Unescaped URIs passed to external programs (Critical)
  • Fixed: MFSA 2007-26 - Privilege escalation through chrome-loaded about:blank windows (Moderate)
  • Fixed: 389106 - firefox may not escape quotes everywhere
Version 2.0.0.4 | Release Date: 2007-06-13 | Download

Security Update: Known security issues have been fixed.
New Language: Korean is now available.

Version 2.0.0.0 | Release Date: 2007-04-19 | Download
No changes specified
Version 1.5.0.9 | Release Date: 2006-12-18 | Download
  • Improvements to product stability.
  • Several security fixes.
Version 1.5 | Release Date: 2006-03-01 | Download
No changes specified
Version 2.0.0.21 | Release Date: 2006-01-01 | Download
No changes specified
Version 2.0.0.21 | Release Date: 2006-01-01 | Download
No changes specified
Version 2.0.0.21 | Release Date: 2006-01-01 | Download
No changes specified