Mozilla developers have recently finalised version 60.0 of Thunderbird. This version has currently not been put up for distribution through update but can be directly downloaded from the official webpage by the users themselves.
Users can now easily configure there Yahoo and AOL accounts using the OAuth2 authentication
Additions, Improvements and Changes in Thunderbird V60.0
Thunderbird 60.0 is the new version of the email client to be released on 6th August, 2018. This new version is not offered via the usual automatic update system and must be downloaded manually. However, if the user has Lightning, Mozilla’s Calendar add-on, it will then be automatically updated to the new released version.
There are quite a lot of improvements and additions included in the new version. Delete button has been added while attachment handling during composition of the email has also been improved. Light and dark themes, “New Message from Template” command, enabling of WebExtension themes and individual feed update interval have also been included. Most importantly, the new version also includes support for OAuth2 authentication for Yahoo and AOLs
According to the email client’s official page, “Thunderbird version 60 is currently being offered as a direct download from thunderbird.net and not as upgrade from Thunderbird version 52 or earlier. If you have installed Lightning, Mozilla’s Calendar add-on, it will automatically be updated to the new version of Thunderbird. Refer to this troubleshooting article in case of problems.”
Currently, it is unclear as to why the new version 60.0 is offered only as a direct download. One plausible explanation to this is that the users who have Lightning calendar component built into Thunderbird may find that they have issues in updating to the latest version.
Thunderbird V60.0 supports Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 or later, Mac OS X 10.9 or later and Linux GTK+3.4 or higher.
All the innovations and improvements included in the new version can be viewed in the Thunderbird release notes available here.