How Do I Delete Old Email Addresses in Thunderbird?

Do you want to delete an old email address from the Thunderbird address book? This blog post shows you how to delete old email addresses in Thunderbird, the open-source email client

To remove old emails, Go to the Address Book right click on the email address, and select remove/Delete.

Thunderbird is a free, open-source, cross-platform application for managing email, news feeds, chat, and newsgroups. It is a local (rather than browser or web-based) email application that is powerful yet easy to use.

How do I delete Old Email Addresses in Thunderbird?

In order to delete old email addresses, select them from within Thunderbird’s Address book. Hold down Shift while clicking each one so they will all be selected together!

After selecting a few entries, right-click over any of them, and uncheck Send/Receive All My Mail From This Address to delete it.

Repeat this process until all old email addresses have been deleted from Thunderbird’s Address Book

After deleting the desired contacts, go back into Account Settings and click on File -> New -> Empty Contact Group name. Enter “Old Contacts” in upper case letters without spaces or special characters (e.g OldContacts). Then right-click over the newly created group, and rename it so that there is a space between its name which signifies the separation of words within the title itself when hovering with your cursor above it (i.e., Old Contacts)

How do I remove an email account from Thunderbird?

Follow these steps to remove an email account from Thunderbird;

  1. Go to Thunderbird menu: Tools>Account Settings.
  2. Select the account you want to remove on the left side.
  3. Click the “Account Actions” button on the bottom left and choose, “Remove Account”.
  4. Click the “OK” button on the bottom left of the “Account Settings” Window.
  5. Quit Thunderbird, then start it again.

How do I delete multiple emails in Thunderbird?

To delete multiple emails in Thunderbird, you need to select the first message that you want to delete. Then press, hold Shift, and select the last message to be deleted. This selects all messages in between the first, and the last one. Then press Del. to delete the emails selected, or click the delete button at top of the email

If you have not been in touch with someone for a while, then the easiest way to do this is by deleting their email address from your contact list by following the above steps.

Thank you & have a good one!


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