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How Do I Get Thunderbird To Display Unthreaded By Default?

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Post Posted September 9th, 2017, 5:38 am

I did a refresh on Thunderbird and added email accounts, I got it to display by recent date first, however I can not get it to display as unthreaded by default. How do I do that?

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Post Posted September 9th, 2017, 5:54 am

Select the hamburger menu (3 lines upper right corner) View->Sort by->Unthreaded.
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Post Posted September 9th, 2017, 12:10 pm

If you press the ALT key it will temporarily enable the menu toolbar, which makes it easier to enable toolbars (or change the sorting) using the View menu.

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Post Posted September 10th, 2017, 6:51 am

^^^ Thank you, Sir.
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Post Posted November 24th, 2017, 12:00 am

This only does it for each folder and I have a lot of folders, if a new one is created, it will be sort by threaded by default. It wouldn't that big a deal but the new Thunderbird when it opens the mail apps, it resets and loads all the folders again when it is closed and opened again.
I assume they did that for security reasons so one cannot read your mail if a stranger opens it unless you haven the password saved. Thank you.

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Post Posted November 24th, 2017, 6:23 am

"I have a lot of folders, if a new one is created, it will be sort by threaded by default."

Not on my configuration. mailnews.default_sort_order is set at the default of 1, mailnews.default_sort_type is set at the default of 18, and mailnews.default_news_view_flags is set to the default of 1. You can change them using the config editor at tools -> options -> advanced -> general

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Mail_and_news_settings

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Post Posted November 24th, 2017, 7:57 am

Kamryn wrote:It wouldn't that big a deal but the new Thunderbird when it opens the mail apps, it resets and loads all the folders again when it is closed and opened again. I assume they did that for security reasons so one cannot read your mail if a stranger opens it unless you haven the password saved.

The folder/view settings don't effect security. You need to either set a master password or use one of the other methods described in http://kb.mozillazine.org/Protecting_th ... ile_-_mail if you want to prevent somebody from reading your mail.

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