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  • Blocking a sender This article explains how to block a particular sender in Thunderbird.
  • Remote Content in Messages This page explains the privacy implications of allowing remote content like images to be displayed in email messages.
  • Ignoring threads The Ignore Thread (or Subthread) feature is very useful for mailing lists. It lets you skip reading the rest of a conversation you're not really interested in.
  • Signatures This article explains how to create and use custom signatures (text or images that are automatically appended to messages).
  • Message threading in Thunderbird - keep messages grouped by conversation Threading is a useful way of displaying message list in Thunderbird with your messages grouped in tree structures by conversations. Here's how to enable it.
  • IMAP Synchronization IMAP stands for the Internet Message Access Protocol. It enables a mail client (such as Thunderbird) to access messages stored on a mail server. It is more modern and fully featured than POP (Post Office Protocol), which is the other major protocol for accessing mail messages. Most email providers now support IMAP. To see whether your account uses IMAP or POP, check the Server Settings page in the Account Settings.
  • Addressing an Email How to address mail in Thunderbird, including multiple recipients.
  • New Email Address This article explains how you can subscribe to a personalize email address with Thunderbird.
  • Cannot receive messages Troubleshooting information for if you are having problems receiving messages.
  • Open Search Instantly take part of a message and search for it in Bing, Yahoo, Twitter or other websites.
  • Message List Columns This article explains how to configure the columns that Thunderbird displays in message lists.
  • Digitally Signing and Encrypting Messages This tutorial explains how to set up Thunderbird to digitally sign, encrypt and decrypt messages in order to make them secure.
  • Cannot send messages If you cannot send messages, this page provides a series of steps you can use to check for common problems.
  • How can I send a large attachment? This article explains how to use Thunderbird (or other services) to send large attachments.
  • Quick Filter Toolbar The Quick Filter toolbar is used to limit the number of messages that are displayed in the message list. Learn more about how to use it.
  • Organize Your Messages by Using Filters What message filters are and how to use them effectively.
  • Sending and Receiving Messages on Thunderbird This article explains the sending and receiving functions in Thunderbird.
  • Recalling an Email Email has no option to recall messages once they are sent. Thunderbird provides the ability to delay sending a message, and to cancel it before it is sent.
  • Message Tags - Categorize your email in Thunderbird Message tags let you organize your email messages by categories. Learn how to use them.
  • Print List of Messages Instructions on how to print a list of your messages/emails.
  • Global Search Thunderbird includes a message indexing system that improves search performance and displays faceted (categorized) search results.
  • How to Use Attachments This article explains how to use attachments.
  • Reply Above or Below Quoted Text The setting that controls whether your reply is above the quote ("top posting") or below the quote ("bottom posting") is a per account setting in Thunderbird.
  • Display name in message list and message pane The Thunderbird address book can store a "display name" for contacts. It will be added if a message contains a name associated with the email address.
  • Message Tabs Message tabs enable messages, folders, search results and even some web content to be displayed in tabs within a single Thunderbird window.