January 21, 2015

Thunderbird 31.4.0 Release With Several Bug Fixes

Thunderbird, an Open Source and popular email client reached to version 31.4.0. Thunderbird developing under a well known organization Mozilla that also develops Firefox internet browser. Thundrebird with the capability of managing multiple email account can also be used to subscribe to RSS feeds and access online Newsgroups.



Thunderbird tabbed interface makes it super easy to jump from one account to another. Thunderbird also makes searching within account, newsgroup and folders easy and fast. It has advanced messaging filtering feature, message grouping and labels that help finding messages or stuff easily.


Thunderbird Junk Filtering


thunderbird email junk filtering

Thunderbird incorporates a Bayesian spam filter, a whitelist based on the included address book, and can also understand classifications by server-based filters such as SpamAssassin.



thundrebird email client addons

To extend the functionality of Thunderbird they have the plugins/addons/extensions that can provide additional functions. Addons are simple to install through mozilla addons website.

Thunderbird default themes can be changed to your desired themes. Thunderbird themes website has a long category of themes types. My favorite category is abstract :) . 




thunderbird email client security

Thunderbird provides enterprise and government-grade security features such as SSL/TLS connections to IMAP and SMTP servers. It also offers native support for S/MIMEsecure email (digital signing and message encryption using certificates). Any of these security features can take advantage of smartcards with the installation of additional extensions.

Other security features may be added through extensions. For instance, Enigmail offers PGP signing, encryption, and decryption.

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The French military uses Thunderbird and contributes to its security features, which are claimed to match the requirements for NATO's closed messaging system.



thunderbird email client


What's new in Thunderbird 31.4.0


The latest release has some extra features and bug fixes. Let's look at them!
  • FIXED - The previous issues with jp mac builds have now been fixed, and Thunderbird will no longer need to be run in 32-bit mode.
  • FIXED - Security fixes can be found here
  • FIXED - Installing extensions within Thunderbird no longer requires download and installing as a file (Bug 1081190)


  • FIXED - Autocomplete suggestion sort order was adjusted to prioritize entries where the search string matches the beginning of a word (Bug 970456)


Install Thunderbird in Ubuntu/Linux Mint


$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install thunderbird


You have install very useful, full of features and secure thunderbird email client. 

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