Configuration Options for Accounts

This page describes Thunderbird's configuration options that affect your accounts.

Configure the organization associated with an email account

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name>

Specify a certificate to digitally sign outgoing messages (for the selected identity)

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Manage Identities | <identity> | Security

Specify a certificate to digitally sign outgoing messages (for the selected account)

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Security

Specify the default character encoding for newsgroup messages

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <newsgroup account name> | Server Settings

Specify the secure connection type and authentication method for a mail server

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Server Settings

Specify whether Thunderbird should check for new messages at startup

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Server Settings

Configure server settings for an account

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Server Settings

Configure the name of a mail server

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Server Settings

Specify the port that Thunderbird should use to communicate with a mail server

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Server Settings

Specify how often Thunderbird should automatically check for new messages

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Server Settings

Configure whether Thunderbird should automatically download new messages (POP servers)

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Server Settings

Configure whether Thunderbird should only download message headers (POP servers)

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Server Settings

Specify whether messages over a certain size should not be downloaded (POP)

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Disk Space

Limit the number of messages my newsgroup account downloads

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <newsgroup account name> | Server Settings

Configure where copies of sent messages are stored for the selected account

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Copies & Folders

Configure where message drafts are stored for the selected identity

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Manage Identities | <identity> | Copies & Folders

Configure where message drafts are stored for the selected account

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Copies & Folders

Configure where archived messages are stored for the selected identity

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Manage Identities | <identity> | Copies & Folders

Configure where message templates are stored for the selected identity

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Manage Identities | <identity> | Copies & Folders

Specify the location on the hard drive where messages and configuration information is stored (per account)

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Server Settings

Specify the location on the hard drive where messages and configuration information is stored (local folders)

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | Local Folders

Specify whether messages for an account should be stored on the current computer (IMAP)

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Synchronization & Storage

Configure where message templates are stored for the selected account

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Copies & Folders

Specify the IMAP server directory

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Server Settings | Advanced

Configure IMAP folders, connections and namespaces

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Server Settings | Advanced

Specify the folder where new messages are stored (POP servers)

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Server Settings | Advanced

Configure which folders and newsgroups should be stored locally to enable offline access (IMAP)

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Synchronization & Storage

Configure automatic deletion of messages (local folders)

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | Local Folders | Disk Space

Configure local folders

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | Local Folders

Specify the account name for local folders

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | Local Folders

Configure encryption settings for sending messages (for the selected identity)

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Manage Identities | <identity> | Security

Configure the reply-to address that is associated with an identity

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Manage Identities | <identity> | Settings

Configure a signature for an identity

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Manage Identities | <identity> | Settings

Specify a file containing a signature for use with an identity

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Manage Identities | <identity> | Settings

Specify the outgoing (SMTP) server used to send messages for the selected identity

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Manage Identities | <identity> | Settings

Configure where copies of sent messages are stored for the selected identity

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Manage Identities | <identity> | Copies & Folders

Specify addresses to automatically CC or BCC on sent messages for the selected identity

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Manage Identities | <identity> | Copies & Folders

Specify addresses to automatically CC or BCC on sent messages for the selected account

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Copies & Folders

Specify whether your signature should be placed above or below the quote (for the selected identity)

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Manage Identities | <identity> | Composition & Addressing

Specify whether your signature is included when forwarding messages (for the selected identity)

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Manage Identities | <identity> | Composition & Addressing

Specify that messages should be composed in HTML format (for the selected identity)

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Manage Identities | <identity> | Composition & Addressing

Specify whether the original messages should be quoted in the reply (for the selected identity)

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Manage Identities | <identity> | Composition & Addressing

Specify whether the original messages should be quoted in the reply (for the selected account)

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Composition & Addressing

Edit the information in your vCard

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Edit Card

Configure and manage identities

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Manage Identities

Specify the name associated with an identity

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Manage Identities | <identity> | Settings

Change the email address that is associated with an identity

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Manage Identities | <identity> | Settings

Configure the organization associated with an identity

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Manage Identities | <identity> | Settings

Specify whether a vCard should be attached to outgoing messages from the selected identity

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Manage Identities | <identity> | Settings

Specify whether a confirmation dialog is shown when messages are saved (for the selected identity)

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Manage Identities | <identity> | Copies & Folders

Specify whether to use global LDAP server preferences for address lookup or a different LDAP server (for the selected identity)

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Manage Identities | <identity> | Composition & Addressing

Configure encryption settings for sending messages (for the selected account)

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Security

View or delete passwords for email accounts

Menu location: Thunderbird | PreferencesTools | OptionsEdit | Preferences | Security | Passwords

Modify the server name, port, connection security, authentication method or user name for an SMTP server

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | Outgoing Server (SMTP)

Specify whether your signature should be placed above or below the quote (for the selected account)

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Composition & Addressing

Specify that messages should be composed in HTML format (for the selected account)

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Composition & Addressing

Configure a new email account

Menu location: File | New | Mail Account

Subscribe to a blog's RSS feed

Menu location: File | New | Feed Account

Subscribe to a newsgroup

Menu location: File | New | Other Accounts

Modify an existing email account's settings

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name>

Modify a newsgroup's account settings

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <newsgroup account name>

Set the default email account

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | Account Actions

Delete an email account

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | Account Actions

Change the name that is associated with an email account (for example, your full name)

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name>

Change the email address that is associated with an email account

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name>

Specify whether a confirmation dialog is shown when messages are saved (for the selected account)

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Copies & Folders

Specify whether to use global LDAP server preferences for address lookup or a different LDAP server (for the selected account)

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Composition & Addressing

Configure what Thunderbird should do with deleted messages (IMAP servers)

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Server Settings

Specify whether messages in the Inbox marked for deletion are deleted when you exit Thunderbird (IMAP servers)

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Server Settings

Specify whether the messages in the Trash should be deleted when you exit Thunderbird (per account)

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Server Settings

Specify whether the messages in the Trash should be deleted when you exit Thunderbird (local folders)

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | Local Folders

Specify whether messages should be left on the server and when they should be deleted (POP accounts)

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Server Settings

Specify how messages are synchronized with the server (all messages; recent messages; messages under a certain size) (IMAP)

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Synchronization & Storage

Configure automatic deletion of messages (IMAP)

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Synchronization & Storage

Configure automatic deletion of messages (POP)

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Disk Space

Request authentication when connecting to the newsrc file

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <newsgroup account name> | Server Settings

Change the name of an email account (as it is displayed in the Folder List and Account Settings)

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name>

Specify whether a vCard should be attached to outgoing messages

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name>

Create, edit or delete an outgoing SMTP server

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | Outgoing Server (SMTP)

Configure the reply-to address that is associated with an email account

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name>

Specify a file containing a signature for use with an email account

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name>

Specify the outgoing (SMTP) server used to send messages for an email account

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name>

Specify whether your signature is included when forwarding messages (for the selected account)

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Composition & Addressing

Configure a signature for an email account

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name>

Configure where archived messages are stored for the selected account

Menu location: ToolsEdit | Account Settings | <account name> | Copies & Folders


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