Thunderbird 11.0.1 has been released by Mozilla Messaging only two weeks after the update to Thunderbird 11 has been pushed out to all Thunderbird users. The new version of the desktop email client is already picked up by the application’s internal updater. It is also possible to run an update check manually with a click on Help > About Thunderbird in the email program. This opens a new window that checks for new versions automatically at Mozilla. If the update is found, it will either be installed automatically or on user request, depending on the settings of the email program.
When you look at the changes in the Thunderbird 11.0.1 release you will notice that there are only two. That’s not really surprising considering the time between the release of version 11 of the email program and this version. Both fix bugs in the email client that affect only part of the program’s user base, and both are not security related.
The first fixes an issue that may cause hangs when handling IMAP mail. It had been reported on March 7
frequently enough (1/10 or so) when I hit space or n, say yes to the prompt sheet to advance to next folder with unread (or, just click on a folder to switch to it) this results in a hang. server is exchange over imap hanging on central/central since sometime in January, I think …a bit hard to narrow it down as the reproducibility is a bit random. Actually, the str could be something like: read stuff, idle for a minute, switch to a folder with no unread, hit space and yes to advance.
The bug report is difficulty to read, but it basically states that the email client hangs when reading emails when using IMAP.
The second fixes a issue that may cause filters that move mail to specific folders to be erroneously changed. This bug was filed on March 14, and has now been fixed in the latest version of the email program.
1. I have an imap account with roughly 50 filters – coincidentally the account that handles my bugmail 2. i accidentally moved one folder (drag and drop) tb-enterprise which has ONE filter pointing to it, such that it became a subfolder of another folder, which itself is a target of ONE filter. 3. after some drag mistakes, I got tb-enterprise back to it’s original location as a subfolder of X in local folders 4. 10 hours later I find that many (~25) filters are now pointing to tb-enterprise – precisely, every filter BELOW the th-enterprise filter was affected
It basically corrects an issue with filters that may get changed by accident if you move folders that have filters pointing to them in the email client.
The new Thunderbird 11.0.1 email client is also available for download at the Mozilla website. you can download it from there for all supported operating systems and languages.
The change log lists one unresolved issue:
If you are unable to view content for your RSS feeds in the Wide View Layout, you may need to disable the Lightning Calendar add-on if you have it installed or switch to Classic View and restart Thunderbird