Similar to Firefox, what's the best way to stay up to date with the latest stable releases of Thunderbird?
You can use the terminal to download and install it directly.
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Source: installing thunderbird linux.
If you want to install the latest version of mozilla Thunderbird, you can use the Daily PPA maintained by the Mozilla team. It uses the trunk version of Thunderbird so bugs are expected to happen, and there's also Firefox trunk:
To install the latest stable version of Thunderbird which is 24.3.0, just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command(s) below:
Then you do:
For complete instructions on how to update manually using a MAR file, see Software Update:Manually Installing a MAR file.
Note: I would highly recommend that you copy your profile (.thunderbird folder)to a different folder just to be on the safe-side in case anything goes wrong.