Release Notes

Thunderbird Desktop

Version 68.8.0 | Released May 5, 2020

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 68.8.0 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 Fixed


Account Manager: text fields were too small in some cases


Account Manager: Authentication method did not update when selecting an SMTP server


Links with embedded credentials did not open on Windows


Messages were sometimes sent with a badly formed address when filled from the address book


Accessibility: Screen readers were reporting too many activities from the status bar


MailExtensions: Setting IMAP messages as read with browser.messages.updated failed to persist


Various security fixes

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