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I want to delete accounts, but it seems impossible. See photo

I want to delete accounts, but it seems impossible. See photo
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The picture is for managing identities, which are defined for accounts. To delete an account, select it in the left pane of Account Settings, then Account Actions at the bottom of the left pane, Remove Account. The Default account can't be removed, so set another account as default, then delete the first one.

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The picture is for managing identities, which are defined for accounts. To delete an account, select it in the left pane of Account Settings, then Account Actions at the bottom of the left pane, Remove Account. The Default account can't be removed, so set another account as default, then delete the first one.

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Thankyou for your advice! :-)

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I can't access [email]@gmail.com on Thunderbird Vers. 78.5.1 (32-bit). I tried everything and someone said to delete the account. One of the answers said to select it in the left pane of Account Settings, then Account Actions at the bottom of the left pane, Remove Account. THE Problem is there is no ACCOUNT ACTIONS. Can you tell me how to do this?

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Note :    ( TB = Thunderbird ) if you Delete an IMAP based mail-account in TB, data associated with it cannot be recovered normally. and unfortunately there is no mail-account DISABLE button :( in TB. So you MUST make a COPY all emails into a sub-folder inside the Local-Folders, to have a backup of emails. then , (instead of deleting the mail-account), its better to change mail-server address/names (and username) to something non-existent, & unselect all message checking/syncing options, so that it cannot connect outside.

delete "Saved Passwords" for the older/backup mail-account in TB, & restart TB. then you can create another fresh mail-account in TB for the original email-address & mail-server again.

but if you really want to delete/ERASE data ... then "Compact Folders" first (for IMAP based mail-account) , that will erase hidden copies, etc of emails , then DELETE the mail-account from Account-Settings , again do "Compact Folders" . For POP based mail-account , delete emails first , then do Compact-Folders , then Delete mail-account in TB , then do Compact-Folders once more.

when user do "Compact-Folders" , various hidden emails, etc are deleted , it cannot undone , can't be unCompacted . ( unless user made backup of "Profiles" (parent of all TB-"profile"s) first, before doing "Compact-Folders". )

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Al Smith said

I can't access [email]@gmail.com on Thunderbird Vers. 78.5.1 (32-bit)... Can you tell me how to do this?

@Al, in the future, for your own questions please create your own new topic.