I had a problem with logging in the Thunderbird Mail on my PC that has Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I checked in the internet about this issue and got to know that the Thunderbird Mail version must be 38 or higher to support Gmail. So, I want to know how to check the Thunderbird Mail version. I would also like to get different options.

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    What do you mean by "I would also like to get different options?" Options for what? – user535733 Apr 7 '20 at 20:26
  • @user535733 I meant options for commands. – Nithish Janakiraman May 16 '20 at 7:38

1 Help -> 2 About Thunderbird -> 3 Version No.

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One easy way: http://packages.ubuntu.com

Package thunderbird
bionic-updates (mail): Email, RSS and newsgroup client with integrated spam filter
1:68.4.1+build1-0ubuntu0.18.04.1: amd64 arm64 armhf i386 ppc64el s390x

Another easy way: The rmadison command (included with the devscripts package)

 $ rmadison thunderbird | grep bionic-updates
  thunderbird | 1:68.4.1+build1-0ubuntu0.18.04.1 | bionic-updates   | source, amd64, arm64, armhf, i386, ppc64el, s390x

You can check available and installed version with apt:

apt-cache policy thunderbird

Or if you want to see complete information and what it depends on:

apt show thunderbird

As Joker said: apt show thunderbird is probably what you are looking for dpkg -s <packagename> is an alternative

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