Thunderbird 38.0.1 Mozilla mail client released

Thunderbird 38.0.1 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.


Thunderbird 38.0.1 changelog


  • GMail supports OAuth2 authentication, removing the need to manually select “allow less secure applications” in Google options for the account
  • Ship Lightning calendar addon with Thunderbird and enable with an opt-out dialog
  • Filter sent messages
  • Filter messages when archived
  • Enable search in multiple/all address books
  • Add support for Yahoo Messenger in Chat
  • Support Internationalized domain name URLs for RSS feeds
  • Show expanded columns in folder pane
  • Allow file-per-message (maildir) local message storage
  • Add a Learn more link to the support page in feeds subscribe dialog
  • Add reading position marker line to conversations
  • The editor for twitter should show inputtable character count


  • Thunderbird will no longer use SHA-1 to sign messages
  • Disable CONDSTORE support for IMAP to prevent discrepancies in IMAP message status (deleted, unread) on some servers
  • Make OpenSearch queries open in the user’s default browser
  • Default to using SSL for XMPP and IRC. This might cause issues for self-signed certificates


  • Replied/forwarded icons disappear after folder repair, detach/delete
  • Attachment “Save As” files are displayed in Tools/Saved Files
  • Adding unknown email addresses to Mailing list, then deleting ghost duplicate entries from contacts pane, caused dataloss in mailing list
  • Web site from RSS feed was not rendered correctly
  • Email address with leading/trailing whitespace displayed wrongly with added quotes when composing [“foo”]
  • Force display of Sender header if S/MIME sender is the signer
  • Addressing autocomplete widget: Typed text in red despite results/matches found if suggestions change by last input
  • Status bar not accessible
  • Wrong folder may be deleted when requesting junk delete
  • Severe UI stutter or freezes getting new mail for very large folders
  • Automatically rejoin multi-user conversations on reconnect for XMPP
  • Various improvements when using IRC on moznet
  • Significantly improve XMPP support
  • Fixes for connecting to non-standard IRC networks
  • Automatically reclaim IRC nicks during a reconnect
  • Changing location in editor doesn’t preserve the font when returning to end of text/line
  • Inline spell checker loses red underlines after a backspace is used

Install Thunderbird 38.0.1 on Ubuntu OS

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/thunderbird-next

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install thunderbird
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