Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Thunderbird - Disable Automatic Updates



I'm growing tired of seeing issues with this program that make it unusable. In my previous post I thought I found a way of resetting if you will; the mail boxes databases and retrieving missing emails. Yes, well that didn't work so I just rolled this back to v91.13.0.

Here's how to roll Thunderbird back and stop it from auto updating in the background.


Thunderbird ➡ Tools  Preferences  Updates

  • Make sure the following is the only thing selected:

Check for updates but let me choose whether to install them

Your selection should match the following screenshot:


Unchecking, "Use a background service to install updates" should keep it from installing silently in the background. The next time you open Thunderbird you won't be on a newer version automatically.


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