Reorder accounts in Thunderbird (Windows)

There's one important feature missing in Thunderbird that you will need when working with many different accounts, that is, reordering them. You won't find any option for this in the settings, nor is there any obvious way. The only one I found involved editing the prefs.js file (close Thunderbird while doing so!), that is located ... Read more

Activate the title bar in Mozilla Thunderbird 17 again

Starting with the Mozilla Thunderbird 17, the classic title bar has been hidden in Thunderbird. To get the classic title bar back, follow these steps: Start Mozilla Thunderbird. Open the config editor by clicking on Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> General -> Config Editor (button) Navigate to the setting "mail.tabs.drawInTitlebar" in the config editor and set ... Read more

Create a Self-signed SSL Certificate on Windows

SSL (Secure Socket Layer) is used for encryption and decryption, processing of S/MIME signed or encrypted mails, generation of certificates and more. To use it on Windows (32 and 64 bit versions), download the OpenSSL tools from code.google.com/p/openssl-for-windows/downloads/list. Uncompress it anywhere you like and start it by double-clicking the openssl.exe executable in the \bin folder. ... Read more

How to compress email attachments automatically in Mozilla Thunderbird

There is a handy Thunderbird extension named "Auto zip" available that compresses email attachments as .zip files automatically, So you dont have to compress the files manually anymore before you attach them to the email. Thunderbird extension download: https://addons.mozilla.org/en/thunderbird/addon/4003 Sadly, the official version of the plugin works only for thunderbird 2. But a few users ... Read more