I am using a version of Thunderbird that is about 15 years old and always have to find an old version when I buy a new computer. What is missing on the newer versions, i… (read more)
I am using a version of Thunderbird that is about 15 years old and always have to find an old version when I buy a new computer. What is missing on the newer versions, is a way to delete emails from the main page, without opening them. There used to be a delete button above the emails, and one could click the first email to darken but not open it, and then choose delete at the top. I am a contester, so get about 300 - 400 advertising emails a day, so like to just keep my finger on delete, and click it as each new letter moves up to the top when the first one is deleted. I can then scan the subject line, which is almost always a solicitation, and then keep clicking delete, delete, delete, unless it is a "real" email, which I then open and read, before deciding whether to delete it, respond to it, or save it permanently. I don't see anything in the options above the list of new emails that allows me to delete anymore (since it was dropped about 15 years ago), but maybe there is a keyboard key that would act in that manner for me? But using such an old version has become far too frustrating now, since it hasn't been supported for at least a decade. There are irritations such as pictures not able to load, and error boxes that have to be x'ed out repeatedly, before I can see the contents of the emails I actually open. I really would like to stick with Thunderbird if possible, so hope that there is an answer to my problem. Thank you.