Thunderbird 31.4.0 released

Thunderbird 31.4.0 recently released, is a free, open-source, cross-platform email application for managing email and news feeds. It is a local (rather than a web-based) email application that is powerful yet easy-to-use. Thunderbird is easy to set up and customize – and it’s loaded with great features.

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Thunderbird 31.4.0 key updates

  • The previous issues with jp mac builds have now been fixed, and Thunderbird will no longer need to be run in 32-bit mode.
  • Installing extensions within Thunderbird no longer requires download and installing as a file
  • Autocomplete suggestion sort order was adjusted to prioritize entries where the search string matches the beginning of a word
  • Security fixes can be found here
  • Install Thunderbird 31.4.0 on Ubuntu OS

    32bit OS

    wget ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/thunderbird/releases/31.4.0/linux-i686/en-US/thunderbird-31.4.0.tar.bz2
    
    tar -xjvf thunderbird-31.4.0.tar.bz2
    
    sudo rm -rf /opt/thunderbird*
    
    sudo mv thunderbird /opt/thunderbird31.4.0
    
    sudo ln -sf /opt/thunderbird31.4.0/thunderbird /usr/bin/thunderbird

    64bit OS

    wget ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/thunderbird/releases/31.4.0/linux-x86_64/en-US/thunderbird-31.4.0.tar.bz2
    
    tar -xjvf thunderbird-31.4.0.tar.bz2
    
    sudo rm -rf /opt/thunderbird*
    
    sudo mv thunderbird /opt/thunderbird31.4.0
    
    sudo ln -sf /opt/thunderbird31.4.0/thunderbird /usr/bin/thunderbird
     
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