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How do I stop update notifications in Thunderbird?

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How do I stop update notifications in Thunderbird?

I am not interested in updating from version 68 at this time (or the near future, the current version truly stinks in the way it looks and is unusable) and want to stop the software from nagging me about updates! I can find no answers anywhere.

Thank you, Eric

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I suggest you go to options and search for updates... oh that's right you don't have the version with that option to search because it is truly awful, and I can not remember the location in Thunderbird 68. It is probably six months since I used it. Perhaps just look around in options.

Or you could read the outdated knowledge base article on the subject. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/advanced-panel-settings-in-thunderbird#w_update-tab

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Mat that was a totally useless and condescending reply.

sfhowes, thank you I will try this. I saw the same info someplace else and the person said it did not stop the update nags just made it so you could not update. But I will try it at your suggestion. Thanks.

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erbogan said

Mat that was a totally useless and condescending reply. sfhowes, thank you I will try this. I saw the same info someplace else and the person said it did not stop the update nags just made it so you could not update. But I will try it at your suggestion. Thanks.

Just a shame I went to the effort to look up and provide you with a link to the information. What was useless was the effort I expended providing you a link to the information you requested. How dare I point our your primary problem is the version of the software you are using. Silly me. You refusal to use the fixed version is entirely my fault. However. Congratulations, my continued presence on this forum is one message closer to ended. I am sick of being abused by folks because they do not communicate in the same language I do.

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Mat, the link you provided has no relationship to the version I am using! And the wording in your response is condescending and assumes I have no ability and have not already spent hours searching for the answer. I am retired IT and if I had ever written a reply like yours I would have been fired.

There is nothing wrong with the version I am using! It is a perfectly good, working , stable and usable version.

There is no "FIXED" version. If you mean the latest update, forget it. It is totally a bust and also has no way to stop updates and nags (I installed it used it and removed it)!!

I do not know what your language is but my question was succinct and to the point in English! sfhowes had no problem understanding what I was asking. And provided a polite and possible helpful answer with no snarky attitude.

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sfhowes thank you that seems to have solved my problem!

Eric

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you may also see this: Disable auto-update in Thunderbird, (please upvote my Q+A there, if its useful/hlpful).

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atErik thank you for link to the the information. Very interesting. The registry process solved the problem but I am bookmarking your link as I may try that at some later point in time.

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I just received an email 'Matt posted an answer to your question "How do I stop update notifications in Thunderbird?"'. I see no answer! Just my response to his rude comments.

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