On July 9, Mozilla released the last major update to its browser, Firefox 68. Today, the company famous for being the creator of the fox browser has had to do the same with its mail client, a Thunderbird 68 which is now available for download. If we compare the news lists, it seems that Thunderbird includes more notable changes than Firefox, so we could also say that it is a more important update.
In total, Thunderbird 68 arrives with 12 new features, 19 modifications, and 11 fixes. Among the new functions, which is usually what interests many users the most, we have the possibility of marking all the folders of an account as read or the OAuth2 authentication for Yandex mail. Among the modifications, we can highlight small changes in the interface such as improvements in the calendar for the event dialog.
New Features Included in Thunderbird 68
- Link attachments can now be linked again instead of being uploaded again.
- Ability to mark all folders of an account as read.
- Possibility of running filters periodically.
- Improved filters when logging in.
- OAuth2 authentication for Yandex.
- Language packs can now be selected in the advanced options.
- A policy engine has been added that allows custom deployments of Thunderbird in enterprise environments, using Windows Group Policy or a cross-platform JSON file.
- TCP keepalive protocol for IMAP.
- Full Unicode support for MAPI interfaces.
- New message to prevent us from installing an older version.
- Calendar: Time zone data can now include past and future changes.
- Chat: An individual language can be selected to correct spelling by conversation.
- Complete list of news in this link.
At the time of writing this article and as with Firefox, Thunderbird 68 is already available for Windows, macOS and Linux from your download page or by clicking here!. What Linux users will download will be the binaries and to run the Mozilla mail client we have to run the "thunderbird" file. In the next few days, Thunderbird 68 will appear in the official repositories of most Linux distributions.