Remove E-mail Account in Mozilla® Thunderbird®
Know how to create and delete e-mail account in Mozilla Thunderbird.
Mozilla Thunderbird, developed by Mozilla Corporation, is a free and open source e-mail client program. Mozilla Thunderbird incorporates several advanced tools for the users to manage their account effectively. Thunderbird allows the users to compose, send, receive and organize e-mail messages. Mozilla Thunderbird is available in different versions and supports most of the Windows-based operating systems. Smart Folders, Filters, Views and Tags of Mozilla Thunderbird improve the performance of the program. Using Mozilla Thunderbird you can easily set up e-mail accounts. You can create multiple e-mail accounts using Mozilla Thunderbird. You can also delete e-mail accounts easily in Mozilla Thunderbird. There are several reasons for deleting e-mail accounts. If you have multiple accounts and want to create a new one then you can delete the existing account. Another reason for deleting e-mail accounts in Mozilla Thunderbird is the attack of spams.
Following are the methods to create and delete an e-mail account in Mozilla Thunderbird:
- Create e-mail account
- Delete e-mail Account
- Common Issues
Create e-mail account
You can easily create an e-mail account using Mozilla Thunderbird. To create an e-mail account select 'Accounts' menu from 'Tools' menu. Click on 'Email Account' and select 'Next'. Then enter your name and e-mail address and then click 'Next'. In the next window, select the type of the incoming server either POP3 or IMAP. Then in the field 'Incoming Server', enter the name of the incoming server. Click 'Next' and enter the name of the account in 'Account Name' and click 'Finish'.
Delete e-mail account
To delete an e-mail account in Mozilla Thunderbird, open Thunderbird from 'Program list' in the 'Start' menu. Select 'Tools' menu and click on 'Account Settings'. Then select the account that you want to delete from the list. Highlight the account and click on 'Remove Account' in the bottom left hand corner and click 'Ok' twice to delete an account. Then restart the program to make the changes in effect.
You have to keep in mind several things while creating and deleting an e-mail account in Mozilla Thunderbird. Any small mistakes while configuring the e-mail account will create problems such as incoming and outgoing of e-mail problems. In some cases after deleting an account you may get alert message that read 'Failed to remove this account' even after the account is deleted. This is due to the bugs present in Mozilla Thunderbird. Most of the bugs associated with Mozilla Thunderbird can be resolved by updating the program with latest patches.
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