Thunderbird 78.2.1 released with OpenPGP support enabled by default

An open-source, cross-platform email client, Thunderbird jumped from 68 to 78 in July this year. The big update with the built-in Calendar brought redesigned composite window, true dark mode and other improvements. Although Thunderbird v78 supports OpenPGP, it is not enabled by default, even in a few days, released 78.2, it is now in 78.2.1 version published on August 29.

Thunderbird 78.2.1 is not available for update 68, you need to be using v78 to receive this update.

What’s new:

  1. OpenPGP enabled by default
  2. Disabled the use of MD5/SM2/SM3 algorithms in OpenPGP.
  3. Fixed an issue related to OpenPGP where users with sub-identities were unable to encrypt or sign messages when switching identities
  4. OpenPGP message security window now supports dark mode

Thunderbird v78 only supports MailExtensions and is supported on the following platforms

  • Windows: Windows 7 or later
  • Mac: macOS 10.9 or later
  • Linux: GTK+ 3.14 or higher

You can download the latest version of Thunderbird at and on here you can check the release notes.

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