Thunderbird beyond the Basics by Dmitri Popov

Thunderbird beyond the Basics by Dmitri Popov was reprinted from TUX Magazine issue number 18

Thunderbird is so straightforward in use that most users never touch its more-advanced features. But, even if you don't consider yourself a Thunderbird power user, you might want to take a closer look at the tools it has to offer. Chances are you can dramatically improve your e-mailing habits.

Using Filters

Filters allow you to sort incoming e-mail automatically into specified folders. They are great time-savers that can help you keep your inbox nice and tidy without lifting a finger. Let's take a concrete example that shows how to configure and use a simple filter. If you stumble upon an interesting Web site, and you want to keep a copy of it, you can e-mail it to yourself. Many Web sites provide an “e-mail this page

Dmitri Popov - Tue, 2020-11-14 23:31.

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Thanks. I really liked the information about Xpunge. I never knew that 'delete' simply hid the deleted items, and Xpunge sounds very handy.

Michael (not verified) - Thu, 2020-11-23 04:55.

Good Aticle


The to read utility is very good. Didnt know about this before.

Thankx and keep up the good work.


Anuj (not verified) - Thu, 2020-11-23 00:41.

Problem links

All the links have the same problem. For example the first link goes to "http://http//" - you might want to correct them!

I use KMail because of its tight integration into Kontact. A few of the ideas in this article can also be applied KMail. I hadn't heard about 'toread' before; it looks useful. Thanks for the good article.

An - ymous (not verified) - Tue, 2020-11-21 17:10.

bad links

Thanks for pointing this out... I fixed it.


Keith Daniels - Wed, 2020-11-22 08:31.