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Post Posted July 9th, 2019, 2:05 am

I've checked both "Check for new messages at startup" and "Automatically download new messages" and it still doesn't work.

I installed this for my 80 year old dad who's been using Windows Live for years. He's going to get confused if it doesn't start in Inbox.

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Post Posted July 9th, 2019, 2:39 am

Tried this too and it doesn't work...

In Thunderbird, right click the folder you want to see when Thunderbird starts. Choose "Properties". Select the contents of the "Location" box and copy it (Ctrl-C).

Right click the Thunderbird shortcut you use and choose "Properties". In the window that comes up, click on the "Shortcut" tab. In the "Target" area, you will see:

"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe"

After that type:

-mail

Then paste (Ctrl-V) that "Location" you copied from Thunderbird.

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Post Posted July 9th, 2019, 3:17 am

Hi,
I am not a Thunderbird guru but see if this article helps you...
> http://kb.mozillazine.org/Show_Inbox_wh ... hunderbird

otherwise....just wait a bit for someone more knowledgeable to log in.
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Post Posted July 9th, 2019, 3:58 am

Exoteeth wrote:I've checked both "Check for new messages at startup" and "Automatically download new messages" and it still doesn't work.


You haven't said where Thunderbird IS opening to if not the Inbox. That might help us understand what's going on.

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Post Posted July 10th, 2019, 2:54 am

LIMPET235 wrote:Hi,
I am not a Thunderbird guru but see if this article helps you...
> http://kb.mozillazine.org/Show_Inbox_wh ... hunderbird

otherwise....just wait a bit for someone more knowledgeable to log in.


Thanks for the link. Unfortunately these steps don't work. The check new messages (etc) only works if there is an actual new message.

DanRaisch wrote:You haven't said where Thunderbird IS opening to if not the Inbox. That might help us understand what's going on.


The last folder that's selected before exiting is the one that starts up.

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Post Posted July 10th, 2019, 5:24 am

Install the "Manually Sort Folders" extension -- https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-us/th ... t-folders/
Under Options for that extension, click on the "Extra Settings" tab and select "Use a custom folder" and select the Inbox of the account you wish to see at start up.

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