Q: I just lately up to date my Mozilla Thunderbird program. Before the replace, I used to be in a position to see what number of messages I had saved in every folder when viewing the folder record solely, however after the replace I can not do that anymore. How can I repair this?
— Ingrid G., Winter Beach
A: Thunderbird (www.thunderbird.net) is a third-party electronic mail consumer created by Mozilla, the identical firm that releases the favored Firefox internet browser. When put in, it helps you to hook up with your ISP’s electronic mail server and obtain and/or ship messages to and out of your machine as wanted. Think of it as an alternative choice to Outlook or Live Mail, if you’ll.
Like all purposes which have been round for years, this one has gone by way of a number of redesigns alongside the best way, and in addition it sometimes will get up to date each few weeks so it stays present with current applied sciences.
As with all updates, generally what seems higher to the developer seems to be a difficulty for the person. That will be the case on this occasion.
Research exhibits that earlier variations of Thunderbird allowed customers to see each the variety of messages present in every native folder in addition to how a lot house these messages occupied on the laborious drive per folder from the principle folder view.
Unfortunately, that very same analysis states that current updates to this system have taken this feature away.
What’s distinctive is that even in newer variations of this system, you may view the variety of unread messages saved in every folder, simply not the whole variety of messages there. So, in case you have a folder containing a mixture of learn and unread messages in it, you’ll solely see what number of unread are in there; in case you have a folder containing solely learn messages then this system won’t present any messages being in it — no less than not till you click on into the folder itself.
Older variations of this system are able to viewing this data, nonetheless. If you at present have model 60 or earlier put in (basically a model launched earlier than 2019, when this system underwent its final main overhaul) you need to nonetheless be capable to view the whole variety of messages (learn and unread) per folder from the principle folder view.
If the knowledge is just not viewable instantly, then it may be produced by clicking on the Settings icon within the higher proper nook of this system window (three traces stacked on prime of each other), then in “Preferences” within the menu that seems after which on “Layout.” In that window, place a checkmark beside the road studying “Folder Pane Columns” and the whole variety of messages per folder, in addition to that folder’s collective measurement, ought to seem to you.
Again, that is obtainable solely in Thunderbird model 60 or earlier. As of this writing, the present model of Thunderbird is 78.6.0.
If you will have a later model, then sadly this won’t show. The solely technique to see a complete variety of messages per folder could be to enter every folder individually — it will produce a complete message rely on the backside of your display screen.
Also value mentioning is that reverting to an older model solely to regain this functionality wouldn’t be a great resolution both, as a result of the upgrades in electronic mail expertise through the years might make this system incompatible, otherwise you may expertise information loss to a point because of the transfer. As with many issues involving expertise, shifting backwards can generally trigger extra issues than shifting ahead or staying the place you might be.
Beyond that, the one different potential resolution presently is to request this characteristic return to Thunderbird on its subsequent replace or overhaul — hopefully the corporate will take discover. Mozilla Support may be reached by way of the knowledge at this web page: help.mozilla.org/en-US.
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