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How do I organize my emails by my different email account (NOT by recipient)?

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I have multiple e-mail accounts and right now I keep them separate on Outlook. I'm switching to Thunderbird and want to organize my accounts the way I do on Outlook, so that each account show separately. That way, I can choose which e-mail accounts to view (some accounts require frequent monitoring, others seldom). Right now, they're just a mess of e-mails all together, with all accounts run together in a single screen. Is there anyway to segregate the separate e-mail accounts so I have multiple in-boxes, instead of just one enormous one?

The only organizing filter I see that is similar to what I want is the "recipient" field, but since I use the same recipient name in more than one account, that doesn't work.

If there's no way to do it, then I will need to find a different e-mail client.

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Did you import your setup from Outlook. That is the best approach as it appears in Thunderbird basically the same way it appears in ooutlook.

If you configured the accounts your self, did you configure them as POP or IMAP?

Based on what you have said I assume you have added your email accounts as POP. If that is the case, simply right click the local folders account entry and select settings.

In server settings click the advanced button and select the inbox for this account to be used. I am assuming it is set to either "global inbox" or "inbox for local folders"

If that is not it, or you have IMAP accounts. It might be you have set you folder view to unified.

Application menu ( the three bars on the right of the toolbar) Folders > all should fix that.