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justmegt
 
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Post Posted October 4th, 2019, 12:39 pm

Is there any difference between clicking the 'Get Messages' or the sub-menu 'Get All New Messages'

Is there any other indication, other than the green line at the bottom? I used to use Windows Live Email and a pop up window came up when checking for new emails. If I could switch on a sound, it would be good, although I may find it annoying :(

It seems that you get a sound when an email arrives but no sound if another arrives. Can this be changed?

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Post Posted October 4th, 2019, 1:48 pm

Yes. The first just gets new messages just for the currently selected account. If you hover the mouse over the button long enough it will even display a tool tip for what account it is for such as "get new messages for fastmail". "Get all new messages" checks for new messages in the inbox of all accounts.

https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/th ... box-alert/ lets you customize per folder what alert is used. However, I'm not aware of a way to get multiple alerts for new mail in the same folder when it checks for new mail.

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Mail_Utilitie ... tification has links to some new mail notification programs that can co-exist with Thunderbird. Most are pretty customizable. PopTray for example supports a Microsoft speech plug-in that "will audibly tell you when you have new emails. You can configure it to tell you the total number of new emails, new and unread emails, the list of senders, or the list of senders and the subjects of their emails."

justmegt
 
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Post Posted October 10th, 2019, 8:51 am

Thank you.

I set up the first suggestion, which is working fine.

I tried the second option but kept getting errors. So I gave up on that.

Now I have another problem. The archive delete etc menu disappeared from the pane window (normally appears when emails are highlighted). The menu still appears OK when emails are opened.
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justmegt
 
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Post Posted October 12th, 2019, 8:53 am

I have answered my own question. I hope this helps someone else:

Click: View, Layout. (6 options)

I played around with these 6 options, switched the Message Pane back on and the menu shortcut came back. I don't remember switching this off.

My messages also suddenly gained headers. I switched this off. I don't know how this happened.

Click: View, Headers. (All or Normal)

I clicked Normal.
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justmegt
 
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Post Posted October 12th, 2019, 11:08 am

Somehow, with my messing around, one of my archive folders (2019) has become a sub folder of another one (2018) and made a new folder called 2019. I don't know how to get back to the way it was, without losing all my archived emails.

I thought I had lost the folder but discovered it in the 2018 archives.

HELP!!!!
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Post Posted October 12th, 2019, 12:37 pm

Drag and drop it to the desired position, and then rename it. If it complains when you want to move it, temporarily uncheck "Keep message archives in" in Tools -> Account Setting -> Account_name -> Copies & Folders. See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Archiving_your_e-mail if you need to refresh your memory on what the folder layout should be.

justmegt
 
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Post Posted Yesterday, 9:06 am

Thank you.

I think we're back to normal now. I had 4 folders marked 2019, at one time :-(

Deleting folders required some research, after deleting the first one, TB didn't let me delete any more. So, I had to go into to the account settings but that's a whole new ball game.

I changed the folders name to (2019 old one) and (2019 new one). Every time I added a new archive, TB created a new folder (2019).

Renaming the folder (2019 old one) back to (2019) and dragging it into the master folder (Archives) did the trick. Tested by sending myself emails and archiving them.

There were 800+ emails in the 2019 archive. I was terrified of losing them. I got there in the end. I hope this helps someone else. My signature is very true for me :-)
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