MozillaZine

How do I change my standard account?

User Help for Mozilla Thunderbird
TDV
 
Posts: 172
Joined: January 27th, 2012, 4:37 pm

Post Posted August 24th, 2017, 4:25 am

On websites you sometimes have to click "contact us" and then thunderbird opens a new mail page, but in my case, it chooses the one mail provider, that works worst. Thunderbird chose that mail adress by itself, it never asked me which of my four e-mail adresses from different providers I want a standard,

How can I change this?

THanks, TDV

DanRaisch
Moderator

User avatar
 
Posts: 119743
Joined: September 23rd, 2004, 8:57 pm
Location: Somewhere on the right coast

Post Posted August 24th, 2017, 4:42 am


mgagnonlv
 
Posts: 673
Joined: February 12th, 2005, 8:33 pm

Post Posted August 24th, 2017, 9:18 am

When the new mail page appears, it automatically selects the "default account" by default. You can change the default account the way Dan explained. If you want to send the mail using an account which is not your default account, then you have to change yourself the account you send the message from by using the "From" pull-down menu that appears at the top of the message you are writing.

Other tips you might use.

1. If you have issues sending messages from one of your accounts, you might go to "Account parameters" and change its outgoing server to use your default account's server (or that of any other account). This does not work with all providers.

2. If you want to order your account differently:
– The default account is always at the top.
– To reorder other accounts, use Manually sort folders extension.
Michel Gagnon
Montréal (Québec, Canada)

TDV
 
Posts: 172
Joined: January 27th, 2012, 4:37 pm

Post Posted August 24th, 2017, 5:18 pm

Once again: Thank you both very much.

DanRaisch
Moderator

User avatar
 
Posts: 119743
Joined: September 23rd, 2004, 8:57 pm
Location: Somewhere on the right coast

Post Posted August 25th, 2017, 4:28 am

You're welcome.

Return to Thunderbird Support


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 5 guests