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I wish to reorder the mail accounts in the pane

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In the left hand pane, there is the list of my e-mail accounts, however I wish to re-order them so that the important ones are at the top of the list.

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If you are only wanting to set a default mail account - the one that appears at the top of the list, then this can be done in Account Settings.

Tools > Account Settings or right click on mail account in Folder Pane and select 'Settings'

click onmail account you want to set as default. click on 'Account actions' click on 'Set as default' click on OK


If you are needing to rearrange several mail accounts, then you can use this addon: Manually Sort Folders

Download addon xpi file to desktop or downloads folder

How to install 'Tools' > 'Addons' OR 'Menu icon' > 'Addons' click on gear wheel icon and select : 'Install addon from file'

locate the addon xpi file you downloaded and click on 'Open' You may need to restart Thunderbird at prompt.

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Chosen Solution

If you are only wanting to set a default mail account - the one that appears at the top of the list, then this can be done in Account Settings.

Tools > Account Settings or right click on mail account in Folder Pane and select 'Settings'

click onmail account you want to set as default. click on 'Account actions' click on 'Set as default' click on OK


If you are needing to rearrange several mail accounts, then you can use this addon: Manually Sort Folders

Download addon xpi file to desktop or downloads folder

How to install 'Tools' > 'Addons' OR 'Menu icon' > 'Addons' click on gear wheel icon and select : 'Install addon from file'

locate the addon xpi file you downloaded and click on 'Open' You may need to restart Thunderbird at prompt.

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Many thanks for your prompt response, it is very much appreciated, and also I now can reorder the folders in each of my accounts so I do not miss important mails.

Kind regards and many thanks