Customers of the desktop e-mail shopper Thunderbird who’re nonetheless operating model 68.x of this system will probably be upgraded to Thunderbird 78.2.2 mechanically. The event group of the e-mail shopper put an replace blocker in place to stop computerized upgrades from Thunderbird 68.x to Thunderbird 78 after the preliminary launch of the brand new model. One of many foremost causes for placing the replace block in place was that the extension system modified in Thunderbird 78.
The brand new model of the e-mail shopper helps solely MailExtensions and never basic extensions; this invalidated all basic extensions that customers had put in within the e-mail shopper until the extension builders would have created a appropriate model of the extension within the meantime.
Thunderbird customers who nonetheless run model 68 of the e-mail shopper are upgraded to model 78.2.2 — the newest model — mechanically. This system is both upgraded mechanically within the background if the default replace settings haven’t been modified, or on consumer request.
Customers who do not wish to be upgraded at this cut-off date have to disable the updating performance in this system; that is executed by disabling computerized updates within the settings and altering the setting to guide updates (underneath Choices > Superior > Replace).
Thunderbird customers who use extensions could wish to analysis whether or not these are appropriate with the newest model previous to operating the improve. One choice to try this is to examine every extension manually for compatibility, one other to arrange Thunderbird in a digital atmosphere or second system, import the profile, run the replace, and examine which extensions stay enabled.
Mozilla has not modified the notification on the Thunderbird 78.2.2 launch notes web page but. A be aware on the web page states that Thunderbird 78.2.2 isn’t provided as an improve from Thunderbird 68 or earlier, and that it’s only accessible as a direct obtain.
Thunderbird 78.x consists of plenty of new options and enhancements akin to built-in assist for OpenPGP.
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