Thunderbird 38.5.1 released with new updates

Thunderbird 38.5.1 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.

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Thunderbird 38.5.1 updates

  • Use a SHA-256 signing certificate for Windows builds, to meet new signing requirements
  • Windows XP SP2 will not longer install Thunderbird (workaround: Install Thunderbird 38.5.0 then update)

If interested, please see the complete list of changes in this release

Install Thunderbird 38.5.1 on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa, Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint 6, Peppermint 5, LXLE 14.04

32bit OS

tar -xjvf thunderbird-*.tar.bz2

sudo rm -rf /opt/thunderbird*

sudo mv thunderbird /opt/thunderbird

sudo ln -sf /opt/thunderbird/thunderbird /usr/bin/thunderbird

64bit OS


tar -xjvf thunderbird*.tar.bz2

sudo rm -rf /opt/thunderbird*

sudo mv thunderbird /opt/thunderbird

sudo ln -sf /opt/thunderbird/thunderbird /usr/bin/thunderbird
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