Configuration Options for Folders

This page describes Thunderbird's configuration options for folders.

Table of Contents

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 are stored (per account)

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

Specify the location on the hard drive where messages and configuration information are 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

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>

Configure where archived messages are stored for the selected account

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

Specify whether a folder's character encoding should override a message's character encoding (IMAP folders only)

Menu location:Edit > Folder Properties > General Information

Specify whether messages in a folder are included in the global search (IMAP folders only)

Menu location: Edit > Folder Properties > General Information

Configure folder properties (IMAP folders only)

Menu location: Edit > Folder Properties > General Information

Change folder names (IMAP folders only)

Menu location: Edit > Folder Properties > General Information

View or change the location of folders on the hard drive (IMAP folders only)

Menu location: Edit > Folder Properties > General Information

Repair a folder's index file (if messages appear damaged or won't delete) (IMAP folders only)

Menu location: Edit > Folder Properties > General Information

Configure when messages are permanently deleted (per folder) (IMAP folders only)

Menu location: Edit > Folder Properties > Retention Policy

Specify that old messages should be automatically deleted (per folder) (IMAP folders only)

Menu location: Edit > Folder Properties > Retention Policy

Specify that messages within a folder should be shared (IMAP folders only)

Menu location: Edit > Folder Properties > Sharing

Configure the folder quota (IMAP folders only)

Menu location: Edit > Folder Properties > Quota

View the server's size allowance for a folder (IMAP folders only)

Menu location: Edit > Folder Properties > Quota

Specify the location for the IMAP4 quota root for a folder (IMAP folders only)

Menu location: Edit > Folder Properties > Quota

Create a new folder

Menu location: File > New > Folder

Specify whether messages in a folder should be downloaded for offline access (IMAP folders only)

Menu location: Edit > Folder Properties > Synchronization

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