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On my previous email server I just had to right click an email and click on properties to find out where the email had come from I cant do this in thunderbird. Why?

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We need to mend your Inbox. That help is giving you a different way to get to View Source which isn't really what you are looking for. Ctrl+u will show the message source.

But the first thing to sort out is why you can't find the "From:" column. The "From:" column satisfies my need to identify untrustworthy senders in 99.9% of cases.

View|Headers|All is another useful switch, but most of us wouldn't choose to have it switched on all the time; it fills the screen with largely unnecessary data.

The addon suggested by gnospen is interesting, but it seems to affect just the display within the message pane, and I think that you want to see it in the Inbox - and even if I'm wrong here, you should at least be able to choose whether or not to see the sender in you Inbox. It ought to be there by default.

Please post a screenshot of your Inbox. If you use Windows you should have the Clippings Tool provided by Microsoft to simplify the process.

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As previously mentioned, the 'Correspondents' and 'From' column will show you who it is from. As this information has been visible all along, I think that perhaps it was the name of the column header that may have confused you.

It would probably be more familiar for you to use the 'From' column header instead of the 'Correspondents' column header.

Read the information and click on the 'Select columns to display' icon to see a drop down list. I have already posted this information in an image, but will include again. In the list: Click on 'Correspondents' to uncheck it. Repeat the action and this time select 'From'.

This means 'Correspondents' column should disappear and instead you should see a 'From' column.

I've also included a copy of your image indicating the correct icon on the far right of the column headers; when you hover over it, a tooltip pop up will say 'Select columns to display'.

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If you cannot see the images very well in the email, then go to this question in the forum, scroll down to image and a single left click on the image will enlarge it OR right click on image and select 'Open Link in new tab'.

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Toad hall you've done it again I hovered over where you said and checked the from button I can see from now, all this other stuff is flim flam though I think my original post was asking how I could see a senders email address, which was answered quite early on ctrl + u. So thanks for every one who tried to help i'me happy.

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Do you see anything under "From" that you couldn't already see under "Correspondents"?

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My original question was how can I see the email address of a sender. I already knew I could see who the email was from. I have another problem now how to sort my emails by date latest on top? This was answered earlier but I have lost the email that answered it because my emails have gone out of date order which I had with latest on top, can you help me with this.

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Click on "Date", just beside "From" and "Correspondents".

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I've solved the problem of emails. latest on top by going to view and making changes there. Thanks evryone for the help I think i'me ok now.

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