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Installing Thunderbird on Mac Air M1

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As in title, I'm trying to install on a new laptop. Have downloaded version 78.6.0

When I drop the .dmg into the app manager I get a message "The app is currently not available in your country or region". I'm in the UK.

Is this really a regional restriction, or an error because the version is not compatible with the Mac M1 OS?

Please help!

As in title, I'm trying to install on a new laptop. Have downloaded version 78.6.0 When I drop the .dmg into the app manager I get a message "The app is currently not available in your country or region". I'm in the UK. Is this really a regional restriction, or an error because the version is not compatible with the Mac M1 OS? Please help!

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• please go inside the Language & Regional/Locality based sub-fodler en_GB or en-GB then obtain/download the DMG file. https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/thunderbird/releases/ GB is usually used to indicate UK.

• the exact version that you mentioned is here: https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/thunderbird/releases/78.6.0/mac/en-GB/

• inside Download folders or where you downloaded the DMG file, • double click on it, • a new VOLUME will appear inside the "Finder". • go inside that new volume/drive. • select "Thunderbird" or "Thunderbird.app", then press [Cmd⌘]+[C] buttons together to "copy" (file copy link into memory), • then goto /Applicaitons in Finder , and from Finder's main menu > with mouse click on GEAR button > press the Alt/Option button in keyboard ( you'll see the line that shows "Copy..." has changed into "Move..." ) > select move option. after selecting /Applications folder, pressing [Alt]+[Cmd]+[V] buttons together once, also can do "paste". • macOS will ask you if you want to overwrite/replace/duplicate, etc ... choose OverWrite.

• now you can start TB = Thunderbird.

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I do not use apple products and must rely on google. But from what I have read When you download a DMG file you simply double-click on it to mount/open it. Generally you will just see the application that you’d like to install. You then drag the application to your Applications folder.

https://gigaom.com/2008/04/22/beginning-mac-application-installuninstall/

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That's exactly what I did, and I got the message I quoted above. I've installed other applications in the same manner without any problem.

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• please go inside the Language & Regional/Locality based sub-fodler en_GB or en-GB then obtain/download the DMG file. https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/thunderbird/releases/ GB is usually used to indicate UK.

• the exact version that you mentioned is here: https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/thunderbird/releases/78.6.0/mac/en-GB/

• inside Download folders or where you downloaded the DMG file, • double click on it, • a new VOLUME will appear inside the "Finder". • go inside that new volume/drive. • select "Thunderbird" or "Thunderbird.app", then press [Cmd⌘]+[C] buttons together to "copy" (file copy link into memory), • then goto /Applicaitons in Finder , and from Finder's main menu > with mouse click on GEAR button > press the Alt/Option button in keyboard ( you'll see the line that shows "Copy..." has changed into "Move..." ) > select move option. after selecting /Applications folder, pressing [Alt]+[Cmd]+[V] buttons together once, also can do "paste". • macOS will ask you if you want to overwrite/replace/duplicate, etc ... choose OverWrite.

• now you can start TB = Thunderbird.

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Many thanks, atErik ! That's sorted it with the correct version.

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atErik said

• please go inside the Language & Regional/Locality based sub-fodler en_GB or en-GB then obtain/download the DMG file. https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/thunderbird/releases/ GB is usually used to indicate UK. • the exact version that you mentioned is here: https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/thunderbird/releases/78.6.0/mac/en-GB/

The official page https://www.thunderbird.net/ links to all languages if you click at "Systems & Languages".