Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Thunderbird is an open-source e-mail client and chat client developed by Mozilla. Among others, it has support for email addresses, newsgroup, news feed and chat (XMPP, IRC, Twitter) Client, managing multiple accounts. Also, it has support for different themes and its power can be extended by plugins.
The latest version available is Thunderbird 31.4.0, which has been recently released, coming with the below fixes:
- 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
And security updates:
- Cookie injection through Proxy Authenticate responses
- sendBeacon requests lack an Origin header
- Miscellaneous memory safety hazards
Recently, Thunderbird 31.4.0 has been added to the default repositories of all the supported Ubuntu systems: Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin and derivative systems: Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, and Linux Lite 2.
So, to install it on the listed systems, just update the local repository index and install the thunderbird package. Like this:
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install thunderbird
Optional, to remove thunderbird, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove thunderbird