Delete Folder in Mozilla® Thunderbird
Discuss the ways to create new folders and delete unwanted folders from Mozilla Thunderbird.
Mozilla Thunderbird is a free program provided to users for the purpose of managing e-mail accounts. This e-mail client program would enable the user to manage several e-mail accounts of the user in a single platform. The user can manage all the options and tools provided by Mozilla Thunderbird application from its program window. The folders are the containers that would carry various e-mail messages that enter and leave from user system. The user can perform various options on folders like create, manage, delete, etc. The folders that are created and have no usage should be removed from the application. The folders should also be deleted from the application if any memory problems occur or while the available disk space becomes full. The folders that include any corrupted e-mails should also be deleted from the application.
Following are the ways to create and delete folders from Mozilla Thunderbird application:
- Steps to create folder
- Steps to delete folder
- Alternative ways
Steps to create folder
Open Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail application and click on 'file' option at the top menu. From the list of options, select 'new' option. Then, choose 'folder' option from menu. Provide the name for 'folder' and then specify the details regarding sub-folder. Click 'ok' and the folder would be created. The e-mail messages can be added to the new folder by dragging them onto the created folder.
Steps to delete folder
The folders that are created in Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail program can be deleted only if the e-mail account used by the user is IMAP, else the user will not found 'delete' option when right clicking on the folder or in the 'mail' tab. E-mail accounts other than IMAP type can also delete the local folders by editing the 'prefs.js' file in the application. Delete operation can then be accessed by right clicking on 'folder' option.
The folders can also be created in Mozilla Thunderbird application by right clicking on existing folders and selecting the 'new folder' option. The same steps explained above should be followed while creating the folder through this method. The user can remove the folders that are stored as a 'trash' folder even after removed from the mail option by selecting and clicking on 'delete' option provided there.
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