Thunderbird 24

If you have been trying to import your emails from MS Eudora or Outlook with the current Thunderbird 38.x branch you likely have run into problems. According to Bug 1176748, this functionality was disabled as it broke the Thunderbird 38 branch. There is however, a simple fix and that is to temporarily install Thunderbird 31.8.0 (or Thunderbird 17.8.0), import then update to the current Thunderbird 38.x branch. One catch though, this only works for Outlook. Apparently the import functionality for Eudora has not worked in a long time and since it has been almost 10-years since Microsoft ended support for Eudora, Mozilla…

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Thunderbird 24.3.0 Released

Mozilla released an update for the Thunderbird 24.x branch on February 4th, 2014. Thunderbird 24.3.0 addressed these issues: Security fixes can be found here Improved handling of reply-to (bug 933555) Depending on update settings, users should automatically be prompted to update to Thunderbird 24.3.0 or may do so manually via Help > About Thunderbird or downloading and installing via the getthunderbird.com site. The next scheduled update will be Thunderbird 24.4.0.

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Thunderbird 24.2.0 Released

Mozilla released an update for the Thunderbird 24.x branch on December 10th, 2013. Thunderbird 24.2.0 addressed these issues: Security fixes can be found here Fixed an issue where long messages with multiple signatures could end up unreadable (bug 929006) Fixed an issue where editing account settings was not possible in some non-standard configurations of local folder set-ups (bug 921371) Depending on update settings, users should automatically be prompted to update to Thunderbird 24.2.0 or may do so manually via Help > About Thunderbird or downloading and installing via the getthunderbird.com site. The next scheduled update will be Thunderbird 24.3.0 on January 21, 2014.

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Thunderbird 24.1.1 Released

Mozilla released an update for Thunderbird the 24.0.x branch on November 19th, 2013. Thunderbird 24.1.1 addressed an issue with Windows users receiving a UAC prompt when attempting to update Thunderbird using the Background Update service. See bug 926975 for more information. Depending on update settings, users should automatically be prompted to update to Thunderbird 24.1.1 or may do so manually via Help > About Thunderbird or downloading and installing via the getthunderbird.com site.

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Thunderbird Release Update: September 14, 2013

Just Released None Coming Soon September 17th Thunderbird ESR 24.0.0 Thunderbird 24.0.0 Thunderbird 25 Beta (25.0b1)* Thunderbird 26 Earlybird (26.0a2)* Future Releases October 29th Thunderbird ESR 24.0.1 Thunderbird 24.0.1 Thunderbird 26 Beta (25.0b1)* Thunderbird 27 Earlybird (26.0a2)* * As part of the new Rapid Release Schedule,dates listed for Earlybird and Beta builds reflect when the code merge is set to begin. The actual release to that particular channel may vary by several days.

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Due to the changes in the development plans for Thunderbird announced last year, Mozilla has changed the numbering scheme of future Thunderbird releases. Most of us were expecting to see Thunderbird 18 (built off of Gecko 18) released on January 8th, but instead were updated to 17.0.2 version. Future Thunderbird releases for the most part are going to be maintenance updates and not actually being built off a new version of Gecko has been the case since the introduction of RapidRelease back in May 2011. The numbering is now going to follow that of The Thunderbird ESR (extended support release) aka Thunderbird for Organizations which…

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