Delete E-mail Account in Mozilla® Thunderbird® 3
Do you know how to create and remove e-mail accounts in Mozilla Thunderbird 3?
Mozilla Thunderbird is an open source, cross-platform e-mail and news client produced by Mozilla Foundation. Mozilla Thunderbird can manage multiple identities within accounts. It is designed after Mozilla Firefox which is a widely used web browser. Mozilla Thunderbird is a simple e-mail, newsgroup and news feed client which could support a variety of themes for altering its overall look and feel. It facilitates saved search folders, and message grouping. Advanced message filtering, quick search and labels help in managing and finding messages. The views, tags, filters, fast search and smart folders allow you to manage e-mail in Mozilla Thunderbird. Mozilla Thunderbird eliminates junk mail accurately using Bayesian filtering and perceives scams. The bugs with Mozilla Thunderbird, virus attacks and misconfigured settings are the main causes for deleting accounts from Mozilla Thunderbird.
Following are the ways to create and remove e-mail accounts in Mozilla Thunderbird 3:
- Add new account
- Configure e-mail account
- Deleting Thunderbird e-mail account
- Common issues
Add new account
To create a new e-mail account with Mozilla Thunderbird, you need to make use of the new Mail Account Setup Wizard. This can be opened by selecting 'File' menu then 'New' command and then 'Mail account'. After that, you need to enter your mail details. Mozilla Thunderbird attempts to fetch how mails at the domain should be configured.
Configure e-mail account
It is important to configure an e-mail account in Mozilla Thunderbird. To do this, you need to select 'Account Settings' option from 'Tools' menu. It will open up the account settings dialogue box and you need to click 'Add Account' button to start configuring account. You need to specify the username and e-mail address in desired columns. Next step is to select the type of incoming e-mail server like POP or IMAP and specify the mail server name. Finally, verify the account setting and click 'Finish' button to get the e-mail account configured.
To delete an e-mail account from Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail client you need to open Mozilla Thunderbird. For that, click on 'Start' button and find the Mozilla Thunderbird program from the program list, and click on that list for opening. Then go to 'Tools' menu of the application and select 'Account settings'. Now select the account you want to delete. At the bottom of the left-hand side of the screen the Account Action drop-down list will appear. Select 'Remove Account' for account deletion process.
The common issues with the creation of e-mail accounts are mainly the missing contacts from address book, improper configuration, unable to send or receive mails, etc. The problems arising with the deletion of Mozilla Thunderbird mail account are the complete deletion of the user configuration and settings, misconfigured IMAP and POP settings, etc.
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