Release Notes

38.2.0 (2017-03-28)

This is a security and maintenance update, updating the platform code to Pale Moon 27.2.1.
Please see Pale Moon's release notes for details on the updates involved.

Important note: If you have previously changed the configuration to enable deprecated/vulnerable cipher suites to connect to old mail servers (you really should upgrade those where possible; e-mail by design is private so secure encryption is very important!) then you will most likely need an additional step:
In Options, go to Advanced, open the Config Editor, find security.tls.insecure_fallback_hosts and add your insecure host(s) to it (comma-separated). This is needed for RC4 and 3DES.

38.1.0 (2017-03-15)

This is a maintenance release to address theming issues.
You will find that the default theme is now closer to what Thunderbird has; if you prefer more color and an even compacter view (and non-Australis tabs), I recommend you check out available themes for it, like the "Classic TB2" theme which is a fast and professional theme very close to the classic view FossaMail has had since its inception.

38.0.0 (2017-02-15)

This version bumps the application version to 38.0 for reasons of add-on compatibility.
The only other change is no longer directly relying on addons.mozilla.org for extension updates, since it was causing problems for a number of people serving incompatible versions of the lightning calendar/Google data provider add-on, and allowing us to intervene in the future in case of unreliable updates to extensions.

27.0.0 (2017-01-25)

This is a major new milestone update!
Both the application code and the back-end code have received a complete overhaul.

A brief summary of the biggest changes:
  • Switched the rendering engine to Goanna.
  • Switched the back-end code to Pale Moon 27.
  • Hoisted most of the application code to be Thunderbird 38 equivalent in functionality.
  • Added support for a few additional authentication methods for connecting to mail servers.
  • Integrated lightning into the application (no longer a separate download).
Since this is a new milestone with new front-end code, you should expect the application to look slightly different (although changes have been kept minimal) but otherwise operate (hopefully) mostly the same.
As usual, if you need support, please go to the Pale Moon forum's FossaMail section.

25.2.4 (2016-10-28)

This is a security update with some minor improvements to image handling, updating the client's back-end to Pale Moon 25-LTS 25.9.6. Most of the changes are defense-in-depth preventative security measures.

25.2.3 (2016-08-19)

This is a security and stability release, updating the client's back-end to Pale Moon 25-LTS 25.9.5.
This incorporates all relevant core security/stability updates from the latest Pale Moon version.

This version also changes the default setting for the "condstore" (IMAP conditional store) to have it disabled, since there are some implementation issues on servers and clients that cause discrepancies which prevent proper flagging of newly arrived mail. Condstore also does not offer a way to track removed messages, which is a serious problem and has caused confusion for a number of users.

25.2.2 (2016-07-06)

This is a security and stability release, updating the client's back-end to Pale Moon 25-LTS 25.9.4.
This incorporates all relevant core security/stability updates from the latest Pale Moon version.

25.2.1 (2016-04-15)

This is a security and stability release, updating the client's back-end to Pale Moon 25-LTS 25.9.1.
This incorporates all relevant core security/stability updates from the latest Pale Moon version, as well as a fix for a potential problem when composing using an LDAP-based address book.

25.2.0 (2016-01-15)

This release fixes a crash opening certain e-mails, as well as an issue with the client having an undesired light background in some areas on dark themes.

25.1.9 (2015-11-19)

This release updates the back-end to Pale Moon 25.8, adopting all security/stability fixes in it.
It also solves the final issues with timer threads not running properly which should solve any and all previously-seen hibernation/standby issues. (2015-11-03)

This release fixes an additional issue with resuming from stand-by.

25.1.8 (2015-10-11)

This is a maintenance release, updating the client's back-end to Pale Moon 25.7.2.

Additionally, this removes telemetry from the front-end, and fixes issues with resuming from stand-by.

25.1.7 (2015-08-31)

This is a maintenance release, updating the client's back-end to Pale Moon 25.7.

25.1.6 (2015-07-30)

This is a maintenance release, updating the client's back-end to Pale Moon 25.6.

25.1.5 (2015-05-27)

This is a maintenance release similar to 25.1.4, but with additional fixes for the broken operation on new profiles caused by telemetry code.

No other mail client changes.

25.1.4 (2015-05-18)

This is a maintenance release of the client, updating its back-end to Pale Moon 25.4.1.
No other mail client changes.
Version 25.1.4 has been pulled because of some severe issues with new installations (with no existing profile). We're working on getting the issues fixed for a new release.

25.1.3 (2015-04-26)

This is a bugfix release to pick up the crash fix from Pale Moon 25.3.2 which would also affect FossaMail with improperly signed extensions.

25.1.2 (2015-03-26)

FossaMail 25.1.2 is a maintenance release of the client.

  • Updated the Pale Moon back-end to the latest release version (25.3.1)
  • Cleaned up code left over from the crashreporter and sunbird
  • Added x86/x64 indicator to the about box
  • Added Windows 10 OS support in manifests
  • Removed LDAP Autocomplete code no longer in use

25.1.1 (2015-02-14)

FossaMail 25.1.1 is a bugfix release to address some issues with the changes made in 25.1.
  • You will have to update lightning for this version in tandem. Important note is that you must uninstall the previous version of lightning when you install the 25.1.1 version! The new version will not automatically replace the old one because its identification has changed (to prevent a bug with its listing in the add-on manager). If you don't remove the old one, you will have two installations side by side which will conflict, leading to unpredictable results.
  • Extensions that use http traffic (e.g. to collect data from a service) might not have been able to properly work. This should now be fixed.
  • Google Calendar integration (events) has been fixed and should be working. Please note that synchronizing "tasks" with Google Calendar is not possible from FossaMail at this time.

25.1 (2015-01-25)

FossaMail 25.1 includes a complete overhaul of the chat component and several other changes.

  • Switched mail context search option to DuckDuckGo.
  • Fixed Windows jumplists.
  • Updated the chat components (This is a massive update and only the highlights are listed below):
    • Added the Yahoo/Yahoo.jp protocol
    • Added the Odnoklassniki XMPP pseudo-protocol
    • Fixed Bug 920801 - Port chat/ changes from Instantbird to comm-central - 6
    • Fixed Bug 957918 - Port chat/ changes from Instantbird to comm-central - 7
    • Fixed Bug 956487 - IM: Pseudo is messed after landing of bug 920801
  • Removed OS/2 build support (Follow up to OS/2 support being removed in the back-end at 25.0)
  • Updated back-end components to 25.2 (See Pale Moon 25.2 Release Notes)
  • Changed internal handling of IMAP mail status messages to be string-based instead of numerical (this may impact some extensions).

25.0 (2014-11-25)

FossaMail 25.0 is a new release that signifies a major milestone in the client's existence. The entire back-end has been changed out from the Firefox to the Pale Moon code.

  • Changed the core scripting and rendering back-end to Pale Moon 25.1! FossaMail is now completely based on Pale Moon, using it as the "engine" to drive the mail/news client. This basically fast-forwards the mail client a year in terms of features and improvements on the back-end, including improved secure connections to servers and the likes.
    This also means FossaMail can no longer be considered a "re-build of Mozilla Thunderbird".
  • Updated branding and a few aesthetic things.
  • FossaMail now has a repository on GitHub - considering release of the source code at this point (with a lot more than just branding and configuration changes) is required as per the MPL license.

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