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how do I add a new email account

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I have a new service provider. I need to add my new email address to Thunderbird email. Where do I add/change new email address?

I have a new service provider. I need to add my new email address to Thunderbird email. Where do I add/change new email address?

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I suggest File>New>Existing Email Account. That lets you set it up completely on its own. The prior account can then be deleted.

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This method adds the different person's email account visually to my account area. I would like to have a separate account and open either one from the thunderbird.exe -p method. How do I add the other account?

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@aainsp2 You should create a separate post for this. However, I will give you the steps and you can go from there: - exit thunderbird, if running - click windows icon and 'r' key and at open window, enter thunderbird.exe -p - create new profile and log into it. - create the separate email account to the new profile. - exit thunderbird - highlight windows shortcut on desktop (I assume windows since you didn't say) - rightclick and on target line, add -p "address to your default profile in quotes" (eg. "c:\users\<yourid>\.....etc...) - once done, make a copy of the short cut, right click and select properties and make this one point to the profile just created. - now you have two shortcuts on desktop, one opens one profile and one opens the other. Use is mutually exclusive.

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Correction: the target line should read -profilemgr not -p

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David, I managed to use the profile manager to add the new account. Thank you. Now I have that person's account on my account page that I would like to delete. Here is a screenshot of what I have. I have blocked out some information in the screenshot to try to keep this private.

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- rightclick account in left pane - click 'settings' -scroll down slightly in left pane to 'Account Settings'. this is a dropdown menu and 'remove account' is there.

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Thanks! That did it! Russ

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You're most welcome.