Thunderbird (OS X; Windows)
Important note: this document is designed for Local Support Providers (LSPs). The user-level Thunderbird document is here and includes general availability, configuration, documentation, and support information. This page was last modified on Monday, 17-Dec-2012 16:05:24 EST.
Thunderbird .current is on the supported products list in Fiscal 2013.
All versions of Thunderbird 5 and above automatically update to the latest version of Thunderbird, currently 17.0.6. ISC strongly suggests allowing these update processes to complete.
LDAP directory configuration instructions for the Penn Online Directory are available for Mac OS and Windows.
Product History At The University
The 2005 client/server email client evaluation team evaluated Thunderbird 1.0.x in Spring 2005 and gave it supported and recommended status for Fiscal 2006. This status was transferred to Thunderbird 1.5.0.x for Fiscal 2007. The 2007 client/server email client evaluation team evaluated Thunderbird 2.0.0.x in Spring 2007 (Thunderbird 1.5.0.x was no longer supported by Mozilla as of October 2007). They gave Thunderbird 2.0.0.x supported and recommended status when used in IMAP/POP environments for Fiscal 2008 and this status was carried forward for Fiscal 2009 and Fiscal 2010.
Thunderbird 1.5.x was the first version of Thunderbird that supported Kerberos. Thunderbird 126.96.36.199 for the Mac OS was the first version of Thunderbird with Universal binary support.
Thunderbird 3.0 was released in December 2009. Thunderbird 3.x was evaluated and documented in the University environment, making it supported and recommended for IMAP/POP environments for FY2011.
Thunderbird 5.0 was released in June 2011. Thunderbird 5.0 was evaluated and documented in the University environment over a few months, and now supported and recommended for IMAP/POP environments in mid-FY2012.
Windows 8 Compatibility
Thunderbird versions 16.0.2 and above function correctly in Windows 8.
OS X Mountain Lion Compatibility
Thunderbird versions 14.0.1 and above function correctly in OS X Mountain Lion.
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