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Mozilla Thunderbird


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 4/10/2017.

Thunderbird is a free email application that’s easy to set up and customize – and it’s loaded with great features!

This package installs Thunderbird in the first language which matches this list:

  1. Install arguments override parameter if present, e.g. choco install Thunderbird -packageParameters "l=en-GB".
    To get a list of all available locales have a look at
  2. If Thunderbird is already installed: the same language as the already installed Thunderbird.
  3. The Windows system language where the Thunderbird package gets installed.
  4. If Thunderbird does not support the system language, it will fallback to “en-US”

To install Mozilla Thunderbird, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install thunderbird --version 52.0

To upgrade Mozilla Thunderbird, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade thunderbird --version 52.0


  • tools\LanguageChecksums
  • tools\helpers.ps1 Show
    function GetUninstallPath() {
        [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]
      $regUninstallDir = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\'
      $regUninstallDirWow64 = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\'
      $uninstallPaths = $(Get-ChildItem $regUninstallDir).Name
      if (Test-Path $regUninstallDirWow64) {
        $uninstallPaths += $(Get-ChildItem $regUninstallDirWow64).Name
      $uninstallPath = $uninstallPaths -match "$product [\d\.]+ \([^\s]+ [a-zA-Z\-]+\)" | select -first 1
      return $uninstallPath
    function GetLocale {
        [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]
        [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]
      $availableLocales = Get-WebContent $localeUrl 2>$null
      $packageParameters = $env:chocolateyPackageParameters
      $packageParameters = if ($packageParameters -ne $null) { $packageParameters } else { "" }
      $argumentMap = ConvertFrom-StringData $packageParameters
      $localeFromPackageParameters = $argumentMap.Item('l')
      $uninstallPath = GetUninstallPath -product $product
      $alreadyInstalledLocale = $uninstallPath -replace ".+\s([a-zA-Z\-]+)\)",'$1'
      $systemLocalizeAndCountry = (Get-Culture).Name
      $systemLocaleTwoLetter = (Get-Culture).TwoLetterISOLanguageName
      $fallbackLocale = 'en-US'
      $locales = $localeFromPackageParameters, $alreadyInstalledLocale, `
        $systemLocalizeAndCountry, $systemLocaleTwoLetter, $fallbackLocale
        foreach ($locale in $locales) {
          $localeMatch = $availableLocales -match "os=win&lang=$locale`"" | select -first 1
          if ($localeMatch -and $locale -ne $null) {
        return $locale
    function AlreadyInstalled() {
        [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]
        [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]
      $uninstallEntry = $(
        "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\$product $version*"
      $uninstallEntryWow64 = $(
        "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\$product $version*"
      if ((Test-Path $uninstallEntry) -or (Test-Path $uninstallEntryWow64)) {
        return $true
      return $false
    function Get-32bitOnlyInstalled() {
        [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]
      $systemIs64bit = Get-ProcessorBits 64
      if (-Not $systemIs64bit) {
        return $false
      $registryPaths = @(
      $installedVersions = Get-ChildItem $registryPaths | ? { $_.Name -match "$product [\d\.]+ \(x(64|86)" }
      if (
        $installedVersions -match 'x86' `
        -and $installedVersions -notmatch 'x64' `
        -and $systemIs64bit
      ) {
        return $true
    function GetChecksums() {
        [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]
        [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]
      Write-Debug "Loading checksums from: $checksumFile"
      $checksumContent = Get-Content $checksumFile
      $checksum32 = ($checksumContent -match "$language\|32") -split '\|' | select -last 1
      $checksum64 = ($checksumContent -match "$language\|64") -split '\|' | select -last 1
      return @{
        "Win32" = $checksum32
        "Win64" = $checksum64
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageName = 'thunderbird'
    $uninstalled = $false
    [array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName 'Mozilla Thunderbird*'
    if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
      $key | % {
        $packageArgs = @{
          packageName = $packageName
          fileType    = 'exe'
          silentArgs  = '-ms'
          validExitCodes= @(0)
          file          = "$($_.UninstallString.Trim('"'))"
        Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
        Write-Warning "Auto Uninstaller may detect Mozilla Maintenance Service."
        Write-Warning "This should not be uninstalled if any other Mozilla product is installed."
    } elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
      Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
    } elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
      Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
      Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
      Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
      $key | % {Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)"}
  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    # This is the general install script for Mozilla products (Firefox and Thunderbird).
    # This file must be identical for all Choco packages for Mozilla products in this repository.
    $toolsPath = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
    . $toolsPath\helpers.ps1
    $packageName = 'thunderbird'
    $softwareName = 'Mozilla Thunderbird'
    $allLocalesListURL = ''
    $alreadyInstalled = (AlreadyInstalled -product $softwareName -version '52.0')
    if ($alreadyInstalled -and ($env:ChocolateyForce -ne $true)) {
      Write-Output $(
        "Thunderbird is already installed. " +
        'No need to download an re-install again.'
    } else {
      $locale = GetLocale -localeUrl $allLocalesListURL -product $softwareName
      $checksums = GetChecksums -language $locale -checksumFile "$toolsPath\LanguageChecksums"
      $packageArgs = @{
        packageName = $packageName
        fileType = 'exe'
        softwareName = "$softwareName*"
        Checksum = $checksums.Win32
        ChecksumType = 'sha512'
        Url = "${locale}"
        silentArgs = '-ms'
        validExitCodes = @(0)
      Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

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Software Author(s)

  • Mozilla


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Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Mozilla Thunderbird 60.6.1 44634 Monday, March 25, 2019 approved
Mozilla Thunderbird 60.6.0 7883 Wednesday, March 20, 2019 approved
Mozilla Thunderbird 60.5.3 11475 Tuesday, March 5, 2019 approved
Mozilla Thunderbird 60.5.2 7854 Tuesday, February 26, 2019 approved
Mozilla Thunderbird 8936 Sunday, February 17, 2019 approved
Mozilla Thunderbird 60.5.1 4437 Thursday, February 14, 2019 approved
Mozilla Thunderbird 60.5.0 10478 Wednesday, January 30, 2019 approved
Mozilla Thunderbird 60.4.0 15057 Friday, December 21, 2018 approved
Mozilla Thunderbird 60.3.3 8886 Tuesday, December 11, 2018 approved
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