Release Notes

Thunderbird Desktop

Version 68.2.1 | Released October 31, 2019

Check out the notes below for this version of Thunderbird. As always, you’re encouraged to tell us what you think, or file a bug in Bugzilla.

** Thunderbird version 68.2.1 provides an automatic update from Thunderbird version 60.** If you have installed Lightning, Thunderbird's calendar add-on, it will automatically be updated to match the new version of Thunderbird. Refer to this Calendar troubleshooting article in case of problems.

System Requirements: • Window: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 or later • Mac: Mac OS X 10.9 or later • Linux: GTK+ 3.4 or higher. Details here.

Please refer to Release Notes for version 68.0 to see the list of improvements and fixed issues.

What’s New


A language for the user interface can now be chosen in the advanced settings (multilingual UI)

What’s Fixed


Problem with Google authentication (OAuth2)


Selected or unread messages not shown in the correct color in the thread pane (message list) under some circumstances


When using a language pack, names of standard folders weren't localized


Address book default startup directory in preferences panel not persisted


Various visual glitches: Conditions in filter editor not high enough, folder location widget not showing folder name, problem with menubar customization, add-on home page links accumulating, theme issues on Windows 7


Issues when upgrading from a 32bit version of Thunderbird to a 64bit version. Note: If your profile is still not recognised, select it by visiting about:profiles in the Troubleshooting Information.


Chat: Extended context menu on Instant messaging status dialog (Show Accounts)

Known Issues


Then upgrading a 64bit version of Thunderbird version 60 to version 68, a new profile will be created. Workaround: Select the correct profile by visiting about:profiles in the Troubleshooting Information.


When upgrading from Thunderbird version 60 to version 68, add-ons are not automatically updated during the upgrade process. They will however be updated during the add-on update check. It is of course possible to reinstall compatible add-ons via the Add-ons Manager or via


LDAP lookup not working when SSL is enabled. Workaround: Disable SSL or switch off option "Query OSCP responder servers" in the certificate settings in advanced options.

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