Downloads of v 38.5.1:


Last Update:

07 Jan 2016

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Mozilla


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Mozilla Thunderbird

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38.5.1 | Updated: 07 Jan 2016



Downloads of v 38.5.1:


Software Author(s):

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Mozilla Thunderbird 38.5.1

This is not the latest version of Mozilla Thunderbird available.

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


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


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


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade thunderbird -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade thunderbird -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure thunderbird installed
    name: thunderbird
    state: present
    version: 38.5.1
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'thunderbird' do
  action    :install
  version  '38.5.1'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: thunderbird,
    Version: 38.5.1,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller thunderbird
   Name     = 'thunderbird'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '38.5.1'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'thunderbird':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '38.5.1',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install thunderbird version="38.5.1" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 07 Jan 2016.


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 this folder:
  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”

# 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.

$packageName = 'thunderbird'
$fileType = 'exe'
$version = '38.5.1'

$softwareNameLowerCase = $packageName.ToLower()

$softwareNameTitleCase = $packageName.Substring(0, 1).ToUpper() +

$allLocalesListURL = Switch ($softwareNameLowerCase) {
  'firefox' {

  'thunderbird' {

# ---------------- Function definitions ------------------

function GetUninstallPath () {
  $regUninstallDir = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\'
  $regUninstallDirWow64 = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\'

  $uninstallPaths = $(Get-ChildItem $regUninstallDir).Name

  if (Test-Path $regUninstallDirWow64) {
    $uninstallPaths += $(Get-ChildItem $regUninstallDirWow64).Name

  $uninstallPath = $uninstallPaths -match "Mozilla $softwareNameTitleCase [\d\.]+ \([^\s]+ [a-zA-Z\-]+\)" | Select -First 1
  return $uninstallPath

function GetLocale() {

  $availableLocales = (New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString($allLocalesListURL)

  # --- Get locale from installArgs if specified

  $packageParameters = $env:chocolateyPackageParameters

  $packageParameters = if ($packageParameters -ne $null) { $packageParameters } else { "" }
  $argumentMap = ConvertFrom-StringData $packageParameters
  $localeFromPackageParameters = $argumentMap.Item('l')

  # ---

  # --- Get already installed locale if available

  $uninstallPath = GetUninstallPath($null)

  $alreadyInstalledLocale = $uninstallPath -replace ".+\s([a-zA-Z\-]+)\)", '$1'

  # ---

  # --- Other locales

  $systemLocaleAndCountry = (Get-Culture).Name
  $systemLocaleTwoLetter = (Get-Culture).TwoLetterISOLanguageName
  $fallbackLocale = 'en-US'

  # ---

  $locales = $localeFromPackageParameters, $alreadyInstalledLocale, `
    $systemLocaleAndCountry, $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($version) {
  $uninstallEntry = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Mozilla $softwareNameTitleCase ${version}*"
  $uninstallEntryWow64 = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Mozilla $softwareNameTitleCase ${version}*"

  if ((Test-Path $uninstallEntry) -or (Test-Path $uninstallEntryWow64)) {
    return $true
  } else {
    return $false

# ----------------------------------

$alreadyInstalled = AlreadyInstalled($version)

if ($alreadyInstalled) {
  Write-Host $(
    "$softwareNameTitleCase $version is already installed. "
    'No need to download an re-install again.'
} else {

  $locale = GetLocale

  $url = "${softwareNameLowerCase}-${version}&os=win&lang=${locale}"
  $silentArgs = '-ms'

  Install-ChocolateyPackage $packageName $fileType $silentArgs $url

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Mozilla Thunderbird 78.11.0 31774 Thursday, June 3, 2021 Approved
Mozilla Thunderbird 78.10.2 20940 Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Approved
Mozilla Thunderbird 78.10.1 19186 Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Approved
Mozilla Thunderbird 78.10.0 20602 Monday, April 19, 2021 Approved
Mozilla Thunderbird 78.9.1 18438 Friday, April 9, 2021 Approved
Mozilla Thunderbird 78.9.0 19188 Wednesday, March 24, 2021 Approved
Mozilla Thunderbird 78.8.1 21057 Tuesday, March 9, 2021 Approved
Mozilla Thunderbird 78.8.0 18769 Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Approved
Mozilla Thunderbird 78.7.1 22876 Saturday, February 6, 2021 Approved

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