Configuration Options for System

This page describes Thunderbird's configuration options for your system.


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 when folders should be automatically compacted

Menu location: Thunderbird | PreferencesTools | OptionsEdit | Preferences | Advanced | Network & Disk Space

Specify how much disk space can be used by Thunderbird's cache

Menu location: Thunderbird | PreferencesTools | OptionsEdit | Preferences | Advanced | Network & Disk Space

Configure how Thunderbird behaves when there is no internet connection (offline)

Menu location: Thunderbird | PreferencesTools | OptionsEdit | Preferences | Advanced | Network & Disk Space

Configure the connection to the internet

Menu location: Thunderbird | PreferencesTools | OptionsEdit | Preferences | Advanced | Network & Disk Space

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

Menu location: Edit | Folder Properties | General Information

Configure whether Thunderbird automatically checks for add-on updates

Menu location: Thunderbird | PreferencesTools | OptionsEdit | Preferences | Advanced | Update


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