Solutions to problems occurring while using offline mode in Mozilla® Thunderbird
DO you want to know about the offline mode option in Mozilla Thunderbird?
Mozilla Thunderbird is an e-mail program that is developed by the Mozilla group. Mozilla Thunderbird works like other e-mail clients and it comes with many features that help users manage their e-mails, contacts, transactions etc. Mozilla Thunderbird is a free program and it can be downloaded from any trusted website. Mozilla Thunderbird offers advanced security as well as filtering features that protect our e-mails from all kind of security threats. One of the stunning features of Mozilla Thunderbird is its offline mode. We can work on Mozilla Thunderbird while our system is in the offline mode. Mozilla Thunderbird allows users to read previously received messages with the help of the offline mode. We can also compose e-mails in the offline mode. The offline mode of Mozilla Thunderbird downloads all the messages automatically in your computer.
Given below are different steps to use offline mode in Mozilla Thunderbird and solutions to problems occurring while using offline mode in Mozilla Thunderbird:
- Using offline mode
- Problems occurring while using offline mode
Using offline mode
To make Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail program go offline, open ‘Thunderbird’ and click on the ‘Tools’ menu at the top of the page. Then select ‘E-mail Accounts’ and in the 'Account settings' window, click on the ‘Offline and Disk Space’ option. If you want to access the messages in the inbox, select the checkbox ‘Make the messages in my inbox available when I am working offline’. If you want other folders too, select the ‘Select folders for offline use’ checkbox. Then to go offline, click on the ‘File’ menu and then click on ‘Offline’. Then select ‘Work Offline’. Finally, click ‘Ok’.
Problems occurring while using offline mode
The offline mode allows users to access already received e-mails in the inbox as well as the ones in the other folders. We can also compose e-mails with the help of the offline method. But to send these e-mails, we need to go online. In some cases, we may not be able to access or open e-mails after entering the offline mode. When we click on the mails, we would see the following message ‘Loading Message…’. However, we can get rid of this issue by compacting the e-mails.
By compacting the folders, we can resolve most of the issues that are related to the offline mode of Mozilla Thunderbird. To compact the folders automatically, open Mozilla Thunderbird and click on ‘Tools’ menu. Select ‘Options’ and then click on the ‘Advanced’ tab. Then select the option ‘Network & Disk Space’ and click on ‘Disk Space’. Then select ‘Compact folder when it will save over 100 KB’ and then click on ‘Ok’. We can also compact the Mozilla Thunderbird folders manually. For this, we need to click the account and select ‘Compact Folders’ in the ‘File’ menu.
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