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Post Posted July 8th, 2019, 4:09 am

I would like to have just a composite inbox and outbox for my two email addresses. I know both accounts can be setup so they send copies of emails to the local folder, but is there any way I can then hide the folder structure for each of the two accounts? I.e In my folder navigation pane, I just want to have local folder, containing inbox, outbox, sent items and trash/junkmail. (I'm trying to keep the layout simple and mimic Windows Mail)

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Post Posted July 8th, 2019, 4:39 am

How is the account set up in Thunderbird, as POP or IMAP? Find out using menu path Tools->Account Settings->Server Settings->Server Type at the top right of the dialogue.

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Post Posted July 8th, 2019, 12:15 pm

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Global_Inbox (if just have POP accounts)

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Post Posted July 8th, 2019, 1:55 pm

DanRaisch wrote:How is the account set up in Thunderbird, as POP or IMAP? Find out using menu path Tools->Account Settings->Server Settings->Server Type at the top right of the dialogue.


It's a POP account.

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Post Posted July 8th, 2019, 1:58 pm

tanstaafl wrote:http://kb.mozillazine.org/Global_Inbox (if just have POP accounts)


That worked fine, thanks.
Can I hide the account names above local folder in the folder navigation pane?
The instructions at that help page suggested they shouldn't be visible in the folder pane, but they still are.

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Post Posted July 8th, 2019, 3:26 pm

Restarted Thunderbird and the individual account folders disappeared.

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Post Posted July 8th, 2019, 3:39 pm

I added "An account doesn't immediately disappear from the folder pane when you configure it to use a global inbox, you have to restart Thunderbird for the change to occur. After that its permanent." to the first paragraph in the KB article.

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