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Windows 7: Thunderbird Portable.

16 Aug 2016   #1
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 
Thunderbird Portable.

Hi Folks, thanks to MS WL Mail 2012 is now as useful as a chocolate teapot. I'm now using Thunderbird Portable.
One or a few questions will be asked in days to come.
1 Why two folders with the same name (Trash) the top one had 30 items, the other was empty.

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16 Aug 2016   #2
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Your 2nd Trash folder is a Local Folder.
You can create and delete Local folders based on what you want to keep Locally.
You can move/copy emails from a Gmail folder to your Local folder to keep a copy of the email.
Move or copy emails from the Gmail Trash folder to the Local Trash folder and see if the items count changes.

I use Tbird Portable with IMAP accounts.
I use the Unified View, i like that best as i only care about incoming messages from any email account.

In the Menu bar click on View > Folders and try the different options listed.
See what you prefer.

Here is snip of my Unified View:

Thunderbird Portable.-tbirdfolders.png


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17 Aug 2016   #3
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi DavidE, this is what I get using Unified Folders. I use POP3 for my Gmail account although I did have AOL using POP3 but I deleted the account.

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17 Aug 2016   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Forgive the ignorance but just what is portable?

I am using TB and WLM and while it works (WLM) there has been a real increase in the kind of rubbish I hardly ever got when using it say three months ago ???? support being ended????
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17 Aug 2016   #5
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
Forgive the ignorance but just what is portable?
This is basically what portable is in a nutshell,

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A portable app is not installed and as a rule, does not put associated files and configuration information on the host device but stores all application files and data together.

Because files and data are self-contained, portable apps run independently of the host operating system
What is portable app? - Definition from WhatIs.com
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17 Aug 2016   #6
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok Derek I just haven't used TB in that manner
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17 Aug 2016   #7
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Also see second screenshot in this post: Thunderbird Links don't work

In my opinion there's no point in "sychronizing all mail" - since I'm only interested in recent messages. Can't say if the setting works with POP3 though. Also I no longer use Thunderbird so I'm not familiar with recent versions.

Another tip: Right click each email folder and choose "Compact" as it helps to keep things running smoothly. Do this on a regular basis - say once per week.
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17 Aug 2016   #8
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
Hi DavidE, this is what I get using Unified Folders. I use POP3 for my Gmail account although I did have AOL using POP3 but I deleted the account.

Attachment 390676
With only 1 email account, Unified probably wouldn't be much help for you.
I like Unified because i can see all Inbox's for 3 accounts in one list.
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17 Aug 2016   #9
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Another tip: Right click each email folder and choose "Compact" as it helps to keep things running smoothly. Do this on a regular basis - say once per week.
I never manually Compacted folders.
I let the Options / Disk Space settings take care of that, hopefully it works correctly.

Thunderbird Portable.-tbirdcompact.png


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17 Aug 2016   #10
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post

I never manually Compacted folders.
I let the Options / Disk Space settings take care of that, hopefully it works correctly.
Good point.
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