Thunderbird Beta Notes

Version 70.0beta, first offered to channel users on September 9, 2019

Check out "What’s New" and "Known Issues" for this version of Thunderbird below. As always, you’re encouraged to tell us what you think, or file a bug in Bugzilla. If interested, please see the complete list of changes in this release.

These release notes apply to Thunderbird version 70 beta 1 released September 11th, 2019.

What’s New

  • new

    Allow selecting messages via selection boxes instead of classic selection. "Select Messages" column needs to be selected via the thread pane's column picker.

  • new

    Message Display MailExtensions API with documentation here

  • changed

    Thunderbird Options/Preferences tab redesigned and with new user interface

  • changed

    Account creation dialog redesigned and with new user interface

  • changed

    Dialog for folder compaction (purging of deleted messages)

  • changed

    Thread pane column pickers stays open for selecting multiple columns until user clicks outside or hits escape

  • changed

    Add-ons manager with new user interface and notifications. Note that manual installation of add-ons via drag-and-drop currently doesn't work.

  • fixed

    Gmail accounts ignored a non-standard trash folder selection. Note: If non-standard trash folder was selected previously in the account settings, this setting will now take effect which may be unexpected.

  • fixed

    Edit tag not working

  • fixed

    Write window: "Insert > Characters and Symbols" not working

  • fixed

    Moving/dragging messages from "Search Messages" result dialog not working

  • fixed

    Command line -compose "attachment=" not working

  • fixed

    Custom views not working

  • fixed

    Issues with list of content types/actions for incoming attachments

  • fixed

    Clicking mailto links in browser doesn't open Thunderbird Write window

  • fixed

    "Learn More" links in Error Console not working

  • fixed

    Visual glitches: Quick Filter Bar tag buttons too tall, missing scroll bar on Connection Setting subdialog, LDAP server selection after "New", "Edit" and "Delete"

  • fixed

    Calendar: Parts of CalDAV dialog not working

  • fixed

    Calendar: Free/busy information in attendees dialog not loaded

Known Issues

  • unresolved

    Opening the properties of a folder may hang on Mac

  • unresolved

    Calendar: A localized version of Provider for Google Calendar not available at addons.thunderbird.net or the Mozilla FTP server. A US-English version can be downloaded here. The XPI file needs to be installed manually in Thunderbird.

  • unresolved

    Chat: Twitter not working due to API changes at Twitter.com.