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Albert
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thunderbird update

Postby Albert » 01 Apr 2014 16:10

I assume that thunderbird updates are distributed to us just like the rest of the files. However, I have been getting notices saying that Thunderbird 24.4.0 is ready for download. Apparently, these notices are from Mozilla. Are these notices authentic? How should I respond?

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ScottQuier
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Re: thunderbird update

Postby ScottQuier » 01 Apr 2014 16:59

It is authentic. By default, TB phones home (Mozilla) to determine if a newer version is available. This can be turned off.

SolydXK compiles TB and FF from source and releases the updated package(s) as either security updates (if necessary) or as part of the normal Update Pack.

I ignore the notifications.
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Re: thunderbird update

Postby MAYBL8 » 01 Apr 2014 20:22

This can be turned off.
In case you don't know where to go to do that:

Goto "Edit" then "Preferences" then "Advanced" then the "Update" Tab and uncheck
Automatically check for updates to:
Thunderbird


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Re: thunderbird update

Postby Albert » 01 Apr 2014 22:19

Thank you to all who replied.


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