Delete Duplicate Messages in Mozilla® Thunderbird
What are duplicate messages? How they can be removed from Thunderbird?
Thunderbird is one of the mail applications designed by Mozilla. Because of simpler functions and easy interface, Thunderbird becomes the most common among those applications. This is user friendly and also a firmware. Without any cost, you can download this application from the proper website and the installation is also free. During installation itself, you can choose the options needed for you. The custom installation of Thunderbird will help you to choose the settings that you want to activate in your system. Migration Assistant is one of the features available in Thunderbird which helps you to set-up Thunderbird according to your needs. Some types of add-ons are also available in Thunderbird and you can install them also. One click Address Book is another feature which helps to add people to your address book easily and quickly. You can add any users by simply clicking on 'Star' in the mails they sent or received. If you want to add more details about any users, you just need to double click on 'Mails' which sent by or received from them.
Following explains more details about duplicate messages in Thunderbird:
- Duplicate messages
- Delete duplicate messages
- Prevent duplicate messages
Sometimes, users may get one mail more than one time. Such messages are known as duplicate messages. In other words, duplicate messages are messages that already exist in inbox and may get downloaded more than once. This may happen at any time, depending on the user. This issue is specific for some kind of web server and not for all. This occurs in Thunderbird, when the application gets crashed while downloading or after the reinstallation of Thunderbird.
Delete duplicate messages
There are various methods to delete duplicate mails from inbox. The first method is through sorting. You can sort all the mails in inbox and since these duplicate mails are received at the same time, you can sort them easily to one place. Then you need to select all these and can remove from the system. You can view all the duplicate messages using the Unread option and this will be suitable if the duplicate mails appears as unread. You can remove duplicate messages after selecting all the unread mails. There is also an option to remove the duplicate messages and you can use that option also. If none of these can remove duplicate mails from the system, then duplicate message remover utility will be effective.
You could never ensure that duplicate messages will not come in to the inbox. But there are some options all those will help you to prevent duplicate messages in to a certain extent. 'Leave messages on server' option in Account Settings option will help you to prevent the duplicate message. Message compacting on a daily basis is another option to prevent the duplicates. You need to remove the entire popstate.dat file from inbox. This also is an option to prevent duplicate messages.
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