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Thunderbird 0.7 special account

by phil66 / July 7, 2004 1:15 PM PDT

I recently switched from OE to Thnderbird 0.7.
There is a window under accounts that is a one line entry listed as special account.
It has the entry "no one on local folder".
The help button does not activate a window to explain
I have looked in T-Bird help with no results'
Can anyone tell me what this window does. Or how to use it.
Thanks for your reply

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Re: Thunderbird 0.7 special account
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 8, 2004 12:14 AM PDT


I don't know what you are trying to do. I still use Outlook 2000 since my email is still via MSN and it's protocol isn't supported in Mozilla.

Rather than "what does this button do?", try to ask "How do I ???"


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Re: Thunderbird 0.7 special account
by phil66 / July 8, 2004 3:06 AM PDT

Upon doing a search of other forums I found a Mozilla forum that answered my questions.
Sorry for the confusion.
Thanks for the help
A devoted fan

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For Ray (or phill66?)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 8, 2004 7:26 AM PDT

Please accept any terseness you may read on my words as a side effect of me hurrying through my software delivery schedule and trying to coax dialogue that may help uncover more from people about some subjects.

For your part, the reply was nice, kind and more, but could you add what the answer was? I haven't poked at that area but only superficially and do use the newsgroups feature, but not email.

Just curious what you found.


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Re: For Ray (or phill66?)
by phil66 / July 9, 2004 7:34 AM PDT
In reply to: For Ray (or phill66?)

This was info obtained from Mozila T-bird support forum.
The thread was quite long so I will try to summarize.
Special account and local folders are different names but same items. Local folders cannot be deleted but you can add sub-folders. Therefore they can be used as "archive folders" for old mail from different Vendors etc.
People who have mutiple accounts can make "global filters" to route mail into the inbox in local folders or whatever you decide to name. Making it look more like Outlook Express.
This way you can route all of your E-mail from Mozilla,T-bird,Netscape into one inbox.
Revisions to T-bird 0.8 will deal with the deleting of these local folders.
I am not very comfortable with T-bird but do like it's features.

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