Mozilla Thunderbird Tips, Tricks and Secrets
Most Popular Mozilla Thunderbird Tips, Tricks and Tutorials
Thunderbird flies! The free email program from the makers of Mozilla Firefox shines with easy to use yet powerful features — and you can make it fly faster and fly farther. Find out which tips and techniques have helped others get the most out of their Thunderbird and profit from them, too.
Your Weekly Mozilla Thunderbird Tip
So... you'd like to get the most out of Mozilla Thunderbird? Compose rich emails, access web-based accounts, filter spam, search fast, and more fun stuff like that? Learn it all in small weekly doses that never overwhelm but make your experience with Mozilla Thunderbird better and better over time.
Add OpenPGP Email Security to Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape or Mozilla
Send and receive encrypted and signed emails comfortably with Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape and Mozilla.
Avoid Downloading Large Messages and Attachments in Thunderbird
Let Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape or Mozilla save you bandwidth and download time by telling it not to fetch large emails automatically.
Change a Message's Priority in Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape or Mozilla
Set the right priorities in Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape and Mozilla: change the priority level of the emails you send easily.
Check for New Mail Quickly in Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape or Mozilla
For a fast way to have Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape or Mozilla fetch new mail in all your accounts, try this keyboard shortcut.
Check the Spelling of a Message in Mozilla Thunderbird or Netscape
Don't let not using the Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape or Mozilla spell checker be your biggest mistake.
Compose a New Message Quickly in Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape or Mozilla
Okay, okay you won't type faster; but you'll start typing a new message faster in Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape or Mozilla with this tip.
Compose Mail from the Address Book in Mozilla Thunderbird or Netscape
Compose a message to an entry in your Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape or Mozilla address book easily.
Delete a Message Bypassing the Trash in Mozilla Thunderbird or Netscape
Delete consequently with this Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape and Mozilla keyboard shortcut. It lets you remove messages immediately without putting them in the Trash.
Edit a Message Template in Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape or Mozilla
Even templates can change. Here's how to edit message templates in Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape and Mozilla.
How to Give a Sender Top Priority in Mozilla Thunderbird or Netscape
All your mail deserves highest priority, and that's why I have programmed Mozilla Thunderbird (and Netscape as well as Mozilla) to assign the highest priority to all emails from you automatically. Here's how you can do the same...
Go to the Next Unread Message Quickly in Mozilla Thunderbird or Netscape
Browse through your new messages fast in Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape and Mozilla.
Group Flagged Messages in Mozilla Thunderbird or Netscape
See all the important stuff at once in Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape and Mozilla by grouping flagged messages.
Hide Spam in Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape or Mozilla
If spam and good mail are mixed nicely in your Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape or Mozilla Inbox, you can clear up the display by hiding all the spam with two clicks.
How to Access a Free Yahoo! Mail Account in Mozilla Thunderbird Using YPOPs!
Download mail from your Yahoo! Mail account into Mozilla Thunderbird using YPOPs! and send messages through the former from the powerful desktop email program, too.
How to Access a Gmail Account with Mozilla Thunderbird 1.x
When Mozilla Thunderbird spreads its wings and Gmail opens its doors, you can create an account in Mozilla Thunderbird to send and receive Gmail messages.
How to Access an AIM Mail Account in Mozilla Thunderbird
You can have your mail in the web-based AIM Mail and see it in Mozilla Thunderbird, too. Here's how to access a free AIM Mail account with Mozilla Thunderbird.
How to Access AOL Mail in Mozilla Thunderbird
Use Mozilla Thunderbird to manage mail in your AOL email account (and send from your AOL address, too).
How to Access Gmail with Mozilla Thunderbird
All you need to know is your Gmail address, and you're ready to access all the mail it receives in Mozilla Thunderbird.
How to Access Inbox.com in Mozilla Thunderbird
Download mail from your Inbox.com account directly into your Mozilla Thunderbird Inbox, and mail sent from Thunderbird will show up online under "Sent Mail", too.
How to Access Your Email Remotely From Another Computer and Location
Would you like to access your email not only from the computer at home or work but also remotely from any place and computer with an internet connection?
How to Access Your IMAP Email Inbox Offline with Mozilla Thunderbird
If you have an IMAP account, then I'm sure you appreciate how you can access it from anywhere and always see the latest mails. But what if you'll be without net access? Here's how to take your emails with you in Mozilla Thunderbird, Mozilla SeaMonkey or Netscape nevertheless.
How to Add a Background Image to a Message in Mozilla Thunderbird
Use an image as your background when you write an email in Mozilla Thunderbird.
How to Add a Dictionary to the Mozilla Thunderbird Spell Checker
Teach your Mozilla Thunderbird spell checker a new language.
How to Add an Arbitrary Custom Header to Email in Mozilla Thunderbird
Want to add your fancy "X-Y: Z" header to emails or need to set the "Sender:"? Here's how to add any header to emails you send with Mozilla Thunderbird or Netscape.
How to Add an Image to Your Mozilla Thunderbird Signature
Want your logo, a photo or some other graphic to appear in your signature? Here's how to add an image to your signature in Mozilla Thunderbird.
How to Add Carbon-Copy (Cc:) Recipients in Mozilla Thunderbird
Send your message to more than one recipient easily with Mozilla Thunderbird.
How to Add Sender to Address Book Quickly in Thunderbird, Moz…
Build your Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape or Mozilla address book with ease and two clicks by adding the senders of incoming mails instantly.
How to Add To, Cc and Bcc Recipients Easily in Mozilla Thunderbird
Want to add multiple recipients from your address book to the To:, Cc: or Bcc: field in Mozilla Thunderbird? Here's how to do it with verve and elegance.
How to Archive Mozilla Thunderbird Mail Folders
Clean up the list of folders in Mozilla Thunderbird and archive old mail on a disk or internet storage. It's always easy to add archived folders back into Mozilla Thunderbird.
How to Back Up or Copy Your Mozilla Thunderbird Profile
Copy all your Mozilla Thunderbird data (emails, contacts, settings, filters, junk mail training data and more) to a new computer, different partition or backup location.
How to Change the Default Font Face and Color for Incoming Mail in Thunderbird
Have Mozilla Thunderbird display messages you are reading using your favorite font face and color.
How to Change the Default Mozilla Thunderbird Message Font
If your favorite email font is not Times New Roman, here's how to change the default font face and color for new messages in Mozilla Thunderbird.
How to Chat (Using Facebook, Google Talk, IRC, etc.) in Mozilla Thunderbird
Exchange chat messages (using Facebook Chat, Google Talk, IRC and XMPP) right in Mozilla Thunderbird. Here's how to set up chat accounts and Twitter to converse rapidly with chat transcripts saved — and found again easily — in Mozilla Thunderbird.
How to Check for New Mail Periodically in Mozilla Thunderbird
Stop hitting the "Get Msgs" button. Mozilla Thunderbird can do that for you, automatically and comfortably.
How to Check the Spelling of Every Message Automatically in Thunderb.
No mail escapes unspellchecked. Here's how to have Mozilla Thunderbird spell-check every email automatically before it is delivered.
How to Check Your Spelling as You Type in Mozilla Thunderbird
Get instant feedback on your spelling with Mozilla Thunderbird's inline spell checker.
How to Collect Multiple POP Accounts in a Universal Mozilla Thunderbird Inbox
If you don't like Mozilla Thunderbird creating a unique "Inbox" for each account, use the global inbox for all your POP accounts instead.
How to Compact Folders Now and Then in Mozilla Thunderbird
Only compact folders are good folders. Here's how to compact your mail folders in Mozilla Thunderbird, and reclaim wasted disk space.
How to Compose Messages in HTML in Mozilla Thunderbird
Use a more comfortable and powerful message editor in Mozilla Thunderbird, and add inline images, custom fonts and other formatting fancy to your emails.
How to Create a Filter from an Existing Message in Mozilla Thunderbird
Setting up a filter for future messages from the same sender is easy in Mozilla Thunderbird.
How to Create a Mailing List in Mozilla Thunderbird
Deliver mail to a group of people easily with Mozilla Thunderbird by setting up a simple, but useful mailing list.
How to Customize Message Labels in Mozilla Thunderbird
Change your Mozilla Thunderbird message labels to any text and color you like.
How to Delete a Message Without Opening it First in Mozilla Thunderbird
As soon as you click on a message, Mozilla Thunderbird shows it. Here's how to stop that and delete emails without opening them first.
How to Delete Attachments from a Message in Mozilla Thunderbird
Delete attached files from emails you have received in Mozilla Thunderbird to save mailbox space while still saving the messages for reference. You can even replace the attachment with a link to the file on your hard disk.
How to Display Only Unread Messages in Mozilla Thunderbird
Away with all distractions in my Inbox! Here's how to hide all read mail in a folder in Mozilla Thunderbird.
How to Edit Received Email Messages in Mozilla Thunderbird
Do you forward messages to yourself to add a few comments or ideas to emails you have received? How about simply editing them, right in Mozilla Thunderbird?
How to Export Contacts from the Mozilla Thunderbird Address Book
If your contacts are in Mozilla Thunderbird but this is not where they should be, you can save them to a CSV file, which in turn allows you to import the email addresses and other details in another program.
How to Export Mail from Thunderbird to Outlook Express and Other Email
Migrate all your mail from Mozilla Thunderbird to Outlook Express, from where you can further export it to other email programs, if necessary.
How to Filter as Spam Mail from People Not in Your Mozilla Thunderbird Contacts
If your email address is known by your best friends only and you know the email addresses of these friends, treating anything not from these senders as junk works wonders. In Mozilla Thunderbird, you can set up a filter that does just that in mere minutes.
How to Find Your Mozilla Thunderbird Profile Directory
Locate the folder that contains your Mozilla Thunderbird messages, filters, settings and more.
How to Fix Mozilla Thunderbird Not Starting
Instead of starting, Mozilla Thunderbird complains about a profile in use or another instance "already running, but not responding"? Here's how to kill processes and delete hidden lock files to help Mozilla Thunderbird run again. Sounds fun?
How to Forward a Message as an Attachment with Mozilla Thunderbird
As attachments, the emails you forward with Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape or Mozilla will be sure to arrive in tip-top shape at the recipient.
How to Forward a Message with Mozilla Thunderbird
Send emails on and on and on and on and... with Mozilla Thunderbird.
How to Get New Mail Alerts from Mozilla Thunderbird
It's better to know about new mail sooner rather than later—and spot the important messages, too? Mozilla Thunderbird can display new mail alerts that also show you sender, subject and message preview.
How to Ignore a Thread in Mozilla Thunderbird
Want to unsubscribe not from entire mailing lists but just from obnoxious threads? Wish you could avoid announcements about conversations on which you are carbon-copied but in which you are not interested (as well as the conversations themselves)? In Mozilla Thunderbird, you can ignore threads and sub-threads without throwing out the messages or lists entirely.
How to Group Messages in Mozilla Thunderbird
Collapse all old mail in a folder, or see only the messages with high importance in your Mozilla Thunderbird Inbox. Grouping by sort order makes it all possible.
How to Import Mail from Mozilla Thunderbird in Gmail
If you move from using Mozilla Thunderbird for your mail to relying mostly on Gmail, here's how to take all your messages with you in a clean and simple fashion.
How to Import Mail from Outlook Express in Mozilla Thunderbird
It's easy, fast and effortless to import all your email messages from Outlook Express into Mozilla Thunderbird.
How to Import Your Gmail Contacts into Mozilla Thunderbird
If you access your Gmail account in Mozilla Thunderbird, how about importing your contacts, too? Here's how to copy your Gmail address book to Mozilla Thunderbird.
How to Insert a Link in a Message in Mozilla Thunderbird
Link to anywhere on the net freely and easily with Mozilla Thunderbird.
How to Insert an Image Inline in an Email with Mozilla Thunderbird
Instead of merely attaching an image, why not include it inline in the body of your message sent from Mozilla Thunderbird?
How to Log POP, IMAP and SMTP Traffic in Mozilla Thunderbird
Make helpful support people happy (and extra helpful) support people, or find out yourself what might be wrong with your email settings by taking a close look at what Mozilla Thunderbird does --- and what happens --- when you try to send or receive mail.
How to Make Links Work in Outlook Express, Outlook and Any Other Email
When you click the link to a web page in an email, nothing happens? Here's how to make links work again and open happily in your browser; works for Outlook, Outlook Express, and just about any other Windows email program.
How to Make Mozilla Thunderbird Store Less Mail Locally for IMAP Accounts
Wish Mozilla Thunderbird would not keep copies of all your emails offline on your computer when it is already stored quite safely on the IMAP server? Here's how to set up Mozilla Thunderbird to store only the most recent messages locally.
How to Move Spam to the Junk Folder Automatically in Thunderbird
Let Mozilla Thunderbird keep your Inbox clean by automatically moving incoming mail that's determined to be spam to a special 'Junk' folder.
How to Move Your Mozilla Thunderbird Profile
Has your Mozilla Thunderbird profile outgrown its partition or disk? Do you want to move it to a different location? Here's how.
How to Organize Mail Flexibly Using Virtual Folders in Thunderbird
Want to see all but at the same time only the relevant mail in Mozilla Thunderbird? Here's how to create folders that automatically aggregate messages from all other folders based on your search criteria.
How to Prevent Mozilla Thunderbird from Inquiring About the Format When Sending
Does Mozilla Thunderbird ask you — all the time — whether you want a message you're about to send delivered in plain text or HTML? Here's how to stop the questioning and make Mozilla Thunderbird do what you choose — all the time, and automatically.
How to Prevent Mozilla Thunderbird from Marking Mail Read in the Preview Pane
You cannot stop Mozilla Thunderbird from marking mail read when it shows in the preview pane altogether, but you can prevent that from happening for a long time. Usually, this will be good enough.
How to Protect Your Email with Password and Encryption in Windows
Want to make sure other people with access to your computer cannot open your mail? Here's how to protect your email program data with your Windows log-on password and maybe even encryption.
How to Read Emails in a Unified Inbox with Mozilla Thunderbird
Don't want to go looking up the latest messages in separate folders, one for each email account? You can set up Mozilla Thunderbird to collect messages from all you accounts' inboxes, sent, spam and more folders in unified views (while the individual folders are still around, of course).
How to Remove Old Mail Automatically in Mozilla Thunderbird
Keep only the last 900 messages in your "Trash" or remove items from RSS feeds after 3 months. Mozilla Thunderbird can trim folders automatically and very flexibly for you.
How to Repair Folders in Mozilla Thunderbird
Have messages mysteriously disappeared from your Mozilla Thunderbird inbox? Do deleted emails still linger in a folder? Here's how to have Mozilla Thunderbird rebuild a folder's index (or many in a bunch) and repair its display.
How to Report a Mozilla Thunderbird Bug or Suggest a Feature or Improvement
Have you found a bug in Mozilla Thunderbird or want to suggest a feature? Here's where to go and what to do.
How to Restore a Mozilla Thunderbird Profile from a Backup Copy
Restore Mozilla Thunderbird as it was — on your old computer, or before your hard disk crashed.
How to Save a Message as a Template in Mozilla Thunderbird or Netscape
Avoid a lot of typing and save a lot of time with email templates in Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape and Mozilla.
How to Save Drafts Automatically in Mozilla Thunderbird
Watch Mozilla Thunderbird save draft copies of your messages as you compose them, automatically and in the background (just in case).
How to Search Mail in Mozilla Thunderbird
Looking for old mail or a recent message from a certain contact? Let Mozilla Thunderbird help with near-instant and flexible search results.
How to Search the Current Folder or View Fast in Mozilla Thunderbird
Find messages in the current folder fast in Mozilla Thunderbird — by sender, subject, text, read status, attachment and more.
How to See the Number of Messages in the Mozilla Thunderbird Folder List
Want to know how many emails or unread messages each folder contains right in the Mozilla Thunderbird folder list?
How to Send a Message to a Mailing List with Mozilla Thunderbird
Send an email to a group of people easily with Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape or Mozilla.
How to Send an Email to Undisclosed Recipients in Mozilla Thunderbird
Mail groups in Mozilla Thunderbird without revealing the names and email addresses to all recipients.
How to Send Attachments Using a File Sending Service in Mozilla Thunderbird
Don't fear having your message rejected for an attachment that's too large and still send documents by email just as easily: here's how to have Mozilla Thunderbird upload attachments to file sending services automatically.
How to Send an Image Inline Without Attaching It in Thunderbird
Don't send huge emails, point to the location of the image on the web instead. Here's how to send your images inline in emails without attaching them with Mozilla Thunderbird.
How to Set Up Chat Accounts in Mozilla Thunderbird
Whether your friends prefer Facebook Chat or Google Talk (or either); whether your favored chat rooms are on IRC on XMPP (or both): you can set up Mozilla Thunderbird to connect to all these chat services and protocols (and Twitter, too).
How to Start Mozilla Thunderbird in Safe Mode to Uninstall Broken Extensions
Mozilla Thunderbird does not start? Possibly, it's a faulty extension. Here's how you can launch Mozilla Thunderbird in a special "safe" mode that disables all extension so you can get rid of the problematic ones.
How to Start Your Reply on Top in Mozilla Thunderbird
Start composing where you prefer: here's how to have Mozilla Thunderbird position the cursor at the top, above quoted text, when you reply.
How to Turn Off the Send Progress Dialog in Mozilla Thunderbird
Get rid of that unnecessary dialog that comes up when you send an email with Mozilla Thunderbird by tweaking a hidden setting.
How to Turn on the Spam Filter in Mozilla Thunderbird
Mozilla Thunderbird includes highly effective junk mail filtering. Make sure it's turned on so you can profit from a much cleaner Inbox.
How to Use the "Templates" Folder in Mozilla Thunderbird
The "Templates" folder in Mozilla Thunderbird is useful, even for message templates!
How to View Complete Message Headers in Mozilla Thunderbird
An email's headers keep track and save information. They include the sender's email setup or the path the message has covered, for instance. Here's how to access all message headers in Mozilla Thunderbird.
How to View Only Unread, Recent or Favorite Folders in Mozilla Thunderbird
Mozilla Thunderbird provides easy access to a compact list of your favorite folders, or those with unread messages, or folders you have used recently.
Increase the Text Size Quickly in Mozilla Thunderbird or Netscape
Two keys to a larger font size when composing a message in Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape or Mozilla.
Label Messages in Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape or Mozilla
Mark messages to-do, personal, important, or whatever you like easily in Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape and Mozilla.
Mark All Messages Read Quickly in Mozilla Thunderbird or Netscape
Read everything (or, at least, make it look like you're read everything) in a Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape or Mozilla folder with a few key strokes.
Mozilla Thunderbird Turns Email Addresses and URLs into Links
Type email addresses and addresses of web pages you want to include in your emails. Mozilla Thunderbird will do the rest.
Print Multiple Messages with Mozilla Thunderbird or Netscape
Send a couple of email messages to the printer easily with Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape or Mozilla.
Read a Message in a Larger Font in Mozilla Thunderbird or Netscape
Read mail more comfortably by zooming it to a larger font in Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape or Mozilla.
Search Messages in a Folder in Mozilla Thunderbird or Netscape
If you're looking for a fast way to search for messages in a folder or folder hierarchy in Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape or Mozilla, the context menu is a good bet.
Send a Message from a Different Account or Identity in Mozilla
If you have more than one identity (or account), here's how to select the right one for each email you write in Mozilla Thunderbird or Mozilla.
Send a Plain Text Message with Mozilla Thunderbird or Netscape
Make sure you're not confusing older email programs or alienate recipients who don't like HTML messages by sending a plain text only email with Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape or Mozilla.
Sort Mail by the Order It Was Received in Mozilla Thunderbird
Apply an often more sensible order to your Inbox in Mozilla Thunderbird: sorting by date with a twist.
Specify Where Sent Mail Should be Kept in Mozilla Thunderbird or Netscape
Collect all outgoing Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape or Mozilla mail in a special folder, move it to your Inbox, or wherever.
Spell-Checking the Subject in Mozilla Thunderbird or Netscape
Checking the spelling of a message subject in Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape or Mozilla? You can't. But you can. Here's how.
Stop the Netscape Spell Checker from Complaining about URLs
How to tell the spell checker in Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape or Mozilla to leave URLs in emails alone.
Train the Spam Filter in Mozilla Thunderbird or Netscape
Tell Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape or Mozilla how spam looks like, and what good mail is, and it will detect both reliably.
Use Custom HTML Tags in Messages with Mozilla Thunderbird or Netscape
Create the fanciest email messages in Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape and Mozilla with a simple tool: custom HTML tags.
Use Drag and Drop Addressing in Mozilla Thunderbird or Netscape
He dropped me like a contact! Here's how to address messages quickly by drag and drop in Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape or Mozilla.
Use Filters to Label Messages in Mozilla Thunderbird or Netscape
Open your Inbox in Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape or MOzilla and find it pre-classified and organized by smart filtering.
Use SMTP Authentication with Mozilla Thunderbird or Netscape
Make Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape or Mozilla send mail through mail servers that require authentication.
View the Source of a Message in Mozilla Thunderbird or Netscape
Hey Mozilla Thunderbird (hey, Mozilla; hey, Netscape), show me everything, in plain text.
How to Access Free Windows Live Hotmail in Mozilla Thunderbird
Do you want to download mail from your Windows Live Hotmail account into Mozilla Thunderbird? Here's how easy this is to set up with a smart tool...
How to Send an Automatic Bcc: Copy of Outgoing Mail in Mozilla Thunderbird
Do you want a Bcc: copy of all messages you send at another email address (say, a Gmail account)? Here's how to automatically Bcc: in Mozilla Thunderbird to any and all addresses you desire.
How to Repeat the Last Move or Copy Command Fast in Mozilla Thunderbird
Have you ever moved a message, then moved another message — to the same folder? In Mozilla Thunderbird, you can employ a swift keyboard command to do that much faster than the mouse would ever allow.