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    Viewing emails in Thunderbird (Thunderbird 0.8)

    Can you tell me if there is any easy way to check my messages in Thunderbird,as both of my accounts have the same password.
    Also, rather than click on read messages is there any way l can view the messages rather than click on "read messages" so they are automatically downloaded like in OE.

    Justin.

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    Re: Viewing emails in Thunderbird (Thunderbird 0.8

    I haven't YET switched - am still using Mozilla 1.7.x so I don't know what the Thunderbird screens look like. Do you think a product like Mailwasher Pro might be to your liking? I've used it as an email "front end" ever since the days when it was free, but the price for the Pro version is still reasonable. I think I probably delete as much junk mail at the SERVER by using Mailwasher than I actually download to my Inboxes. And yes, Mailwasher is capable of dealing with multiple accounts. I have turned OFF mail checking in Mozilla and let Mailwasher check my mail at the server(s) every ten minutes. When I've deleted those I don't want to download, after previewing the ones I need to check, I then switch to Mozilla mail and click Get Messages for each individual email account.

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    Re: Viewing emails in Thunderbird (Thunderbird 0.8

    I'm not able to check Thunderbird right now, as it's not usable at work due to corporate policies, however, there is the 'Preview Pane' or 'Message Pane' (I'm unsure of actual wording). It's available by dragging the bottom border of the message listing (ie more than one message displayed) . This will show you the message in a separate pane, while still showing the entire list of available emails.

    Also, as you've stated you have multiple email accounts, you can configure these to all go directly to the same inbox if you choose.
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    Re: Viewing emails in Thunderbird (Thunderbird 0.8

    Can you tell me how l can view all the emails in one in inbox , that would be much appreciated.

    Justin.

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    Re: Viewing emails in Thunderbird (Thunderbird 0.8

    Again, I don't have the software here to tell you directly, but it's in the 'Account Options' (or similar) area.... along with username and password settings. Something to the effect of "deliver to (drop down) folder".
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    Re: Viewing emails in Thunderbird (Thunderbird 0.8

    Would it be possible to tell me this by looking at the software at home?
    Then emailing me from your home?

    Justin.

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    Re: Viewing emails in Thunderbird (Thunderbird 0.8

    See attachment for screenshot of "Account Options", could you tell me the section l need to look with regards to "Deliver to.."

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    Re: Viewing emails in Thunderbird (Thunderbird 0.8

    Either "Server Settings" or "Copies and Folders" under each of your mail accounts. That's the best I can do, until I get home in another 5 hours (or so).
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    Re: Viewing emails in Thunderbird (Thunderbird 0.8

    Is is possible you could send me a screenshot of what you mean to make things a bit clearer.

    Thanks
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    Re: Viewing emails in Thunderbird (Thunderbird 0.8

    Unfortunatly, I'm without my home PC as I've decided I'm no longer going to use the Windows OS at home.

    This past weekend, the data was backed up, and the HD formatted. I'm in the midst of a Gentoo Linux installation, and I don't have access to a Thunderbird installation.

    Maybe you can venture over to the Thunderbird Help site to find your answers.
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    Re: Viewing emails in Thunderbird (Thunderbird 0.8

    Hi Justin

    Within the Account Settings dialog, select "Server Settings" on the left side for the e-mail account you want to change and then click Advanced. This gives the options to store the e-mails in a global inbox or to send them to the inbox for another account.
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    Re: Viewing emails in Thunderbird (Thunderbird 0.8

    Thanks for that.

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    Re: Viewing emails in Thunderbird (Thunderbird 0.8

    Hello,

    I have 2 email accounts but some reason l am unable to put them both into Local Folders, only one of the accounts. Is this not possible in Firefox?

    Thanks
    Justin

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