Tips and tricks

Learn tips and shortcuts to help you work faster

Keyboard Shortcuts TB

Keyboard shortcuts are quick key combinations that replace mouse navigation. This is a list of commonly used keyboard shortcuts in Thunderbird.

Cannot send messages

If you cannot send messages, this page provides a series of steps you can use to check for common problems.

Open Search

Instantly take part of a message and search for it in Bing, Yahoo, Twitter or other websites.

Cannot receive messages

If you cannot receive messages, this page provides a series of steps you can use to check for common problems.

Hyperlinks in Messages Not Working

When clicking hyperlinks in email, your default web browser should open and display their content. Learn why that may fail and why links may not be clickable.

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.

Dangerous directories

Some system folders are not allowed when setting Thunderbird storage location as they cause issues.

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