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How can I remove an old email account?

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I'm retired and am not using an email account. But I can't find instructions about how to remove the account from the listing (on the left side of the screen) in Thunderbird, where accounts are listed.

I'm retired and am not using an email account. But I can't find instructions about how to remove the account from the listing (on the left side of the screen) in Thunderbird, where accounts are listed.

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Right click the account in the Folder Pane on the left side. Select Settings Select the account At the very bottom of the Folder Pane is Account Actions and Remove Account is there.

Be aware that removing the account will remove all messages associated with that account. If there are messages you want to keep you should make a folder under Local Folders and move those messages to that folder before the account removal.

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Chosen Solution

Right click the account in the Folder Pane on the left side. Select Settings Select the account At the very bottom of the Folder Pane is Account Actions and Remove Account is there.

Be aware that removing the account will remove all messages associated with that account. If there are messages you want to keep you should make a folder under Local Folders and move those messages to that folder before the account removal.

Right click the account in the Folder Pane on the left side. Select Settings Select the account At the very bottom of the Folder Pane is Account Actions and Remove Account is there. '''Be aware that removing the account will remove all messages associated with that account. '''If there are messages you want to keep you should make a folder under Local Folders and move those messages to that folder before the account removal.

Question owner

Wow! Thank you very much!!!

Wow! Thank you very much!!!

Question owner

Whoops. You probably already figured I'm e-ignorant. Thanks so much for your response. Very helpful! Problem solved. Jeff

Whoops. You probably already figured I'm e-ignorant. Thanks so much for your response. Very helpful! Problem solved. Jeff