TorBirdy: 0.1.2 - Our third beta release!

by ioerror | November 4, 2013

TorBirdy 0.1.2 is out! All users are encouraged to upgrade as soon as possible, especially if you are using Thunderbird 24.

Notable changes in this release include:

0.1.2, 04 Nov 2013

  • New options:
    • restore default TorBirdy settings
    • toggle checking of new messages automatically for all accounts
  • The minimum version of Thunderbird we now support is 10.0 (closes #9569)
  • `--throw-keyids' is now disabled by default (closes #9648)
  • We are no longer forcing Thunderbird updates (closes #8341)
  • Add support for Thunderbird 24 (Gecko 17+) (closes #9673)
  • Enhanced support for Thunderbird chat
  • We have a new TorBirdy logo. Thanks to Nima Fatemi!
  • Improved documentation:
  • Add new translations and updated existing ones
    • Please see the Transifex page for more information and credits

We offer two ways to install TorBirdy -- either by visiting our website (sig) or by visiting the Mozilla Add-ons page for TorBirdy. Note that there may be a delay -- which can range from a few hours to days -- before the extension is reviewed by Mozilla and updated on the Add-ons page.

As a general anonymity and security note: we are still working on two known anonymity issues with Mozilla. Please make sure that you read the Before Using TorBirdy and Known TorBirdy Issues sections on the wiki before using TorBirdy.

We had love help with translations, programming or anything that you think will improve TorBirdy!


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November 04, 2013


Does TorBirdy support reading/posting news (nntp) over Tor, or just mail?

November 04, 2013


Hurray! Big, big thanks to everyone involved in making/maintaining this excellent piece of FOSS. :)


November 25, 2013


Do we verify the sig with Erin's key, or another key? I tried with Erin's and it didn't work, but I could be doing something wrong.

$ gpg torbirdy-0.1.2.xpi.asc
gpg: Signature made Mon 04 Nov 2013 06:43:51 AM EST using RSA key ID 1245F783
gpg: Can't check signature: public key not found
$ gpg --recv-key 1245F783
gpg: requesting key 1245F783 from hkp server
gpg: key 4193A197: public key "Jacob Appelbaum (offline long term identity key) " imported
gpg: 3 marginal(s) needed, 1 complete(s) needed, PGP trust model
gpg: depth: 0 valid: 1 signed: 36 trust: 0-, 0q, 0n, 0m, 0f, 1u
gpg: depth: 1 valid: 36 signed: 111 trust: 36-, 0q, 0n, 0m, 0f, 0u
gpg: next trustdb check due at 2013-12-07
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg: imported: 1 (RSA: 1)
$ gpg torbirdy-0.1.2.xpi.asc
gpg: Signature made Mon 04 Nov 2013 06:43:51 AM EST using RSA key ID 1245F783
gpg: Good signature from "Jacob Appelbaum (offline long term identity key) "
gpg: aka "Jacob Appelbaum (offline long term identity key) "
Primary key fingerprint: 228F AD20 3DE9 AE7D 84E2 5265 CF9A 6F91 4193 A197
Subkey fingerprint: E729 FE2D EE92 DB51 1AC9 FF91 590C 7D91 1245 F783