Comment 33 for bug 1171663

S Kitterman #31 says " In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug." Since the fix has not solved the problem I have done just that, and after 10 days no one has acknowledged or responded to my new bug report in any way.
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunderbird/+bug/1208719