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Thunderbird

Customization

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Mail_and_news_settings

FAQ

http://www.mozilla.org/support/thunderbird/faq http://www.mozilla.org/support/thunderbird/tips http://kb.mozillazine.org/Thunderbird:_FAQs

Profile

Profile location

xxxxxxxx is a random string of 8 characters:

%AppData%\Thunderbird\Profiles\xxxxxxxx.default
Windows
C:\Documents and Settings\[User Name]\Application Data\Thunderbird\Profiles
Windows XP/2000
C:\users\[User Name]\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles
Windows Vista
C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Thunderbird\Profiles\xxxxxxxx.default
Windows 95/98/Me
~/.thunderbird/xxxxxxxx.default
Linux
~/.mozilla-thunderbird/xxxxxxxx.default
Linux
~/Library/Thunderbird/Profiles/xxxxxxxx.default
Mac OS X

** User editing files.

These files do not exist by default, so you need to create it before you can start adding your preferences:

<profile-dir>/chrome/userChrome.css <profile-dir>/chrome/userContent.css <profile-dir>/user.js

** userChrome.css

This file sets the display rules for various elements in the Thunderbird user interface.

** userContent.css

Thqis file sets the display rules for web content.

** user.js

This is the additional preferences file for Thunderbird.

  • Make newsgroup names appear expanded, not abbreviated.

The newsgroup server names appear abbreviated in the folder pane. To display the full name, use the Config Editor to change the value of the preference 'mail.server.default.abbreviate' to 'false'.

** Windows.

Start ==> Control Panel ==> Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options ==> Regional and Language Options
==> Customize ==> Customize Regional Options

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307938

Gmail with Thunderbird

Tools menu ==> Account Settings ==> highlight your Gmail address.

On the Server Settings tab:

  • Check for new messages at startup > checked
  • Check for new messages every 10 minutes > checked
  • When I delete a message > Mark it as deleted
  • Clean up ("Expunge") Inbox on Exit > do NOT check
  • Empty Trash on Exit > do NOT check

On the Copies & Folders tab:, automatically section:

  • When sending messages ==> Place a copy in > do NOT check
  • Drafts and Templates section ==> Keep message drafts in > Other > [Your Gmail address] > [Gmail] > Drafts

On the Junk Settings tab:

  • Enable adaptive junk mail controls > do NOT check
http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=9008
Legitimate mail is marked as spam
http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=78892
Recommended IMAP client settings
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Using_Gmail_with_Thunderbird_and_Mozilla_Suite
Using Gmail with Thunderbird and Mozilla Suite