Monday, February 2, 2009

Mailbox order in Thunderbird

Today I bring a trivial but useful tip to my Redpill-Linpro colleagues. Since english is the new corporate language I'll write in english.

Over this weekend we changed email servers from OX to Zimbra (talk about night and day). We had to make new a new account in our thunderbirds for zimbra.redpill-linpro.com. Thunderbird puts this new account at the bottom of the account list.

Which is clumsy when that's the account I want the most to read email in.

Visit the god ole' prefs.js (if you know where to find it you're qualified to edit it in spite of the warnings on top of the file). Find this line:

user_pref("mail.accountmanager.accounts", "account2,account3,account4,account5,account6");

Look further down to figure out which email server is associated with which account and then permutate the list as you see fit:

user_pref("mail.accountmanager.accounts", "account6,account5,account2,account3,account4");

in my case.

Wish us good luck with our new email system.

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