How to use Thunderbird
Tutorial on how to use Thunderbird.
Once you download Thunderbird, you will need to know how to work with it. Actually, it is pretty easy to do! The interface of Thunderbird is extremely intuitive, and we will give only several hints on how to use this client, so will not mess up when testing its functionality.
Let’s use Thunderbird!
Step 1. Launch the application from desktop or via Start. We believe that you have already set Thunderbird up for your email, don’t you? If not, follow this link and learn how to connect your email with Thunderbird client.
On the top, you will see your email, so left double-click on it to open all folders available for this email.
1 – click to refresh the page; Thunderbird will connect to the server again in order to download the latest emails.
2 – click to write a new email.
3 – click to open chat window.
4 – click to open the Address Book.
5 – type in search to find important email fast.
6 – click on the gear to open settings for this email.
7 – add new email.
Step 2. If you open the main folder with all incoming messages, Thunderbird will show all them on the right.
1 – show only unread mails.
2 – show only marked mails.
3 – show messages from selected contact.
4 – create and manage tags, so to classify your messages.
When you find the necessary email, left double-click on it to open. Thunderbird will redirect you to the new window.
Step 3. Here is the window presenting your incoming email. Usually, Thunderbird blocks some content (especially images) to protect you. Click ‘Options’ (7) and select the appropriate setting from the pop-up menu.
1 – area, where you can learn details of the sender.
2 – open window to reply to this message.
3 – resend this message to friend or any other receiver.
4 – save this message in archive.
5 – move the message to junk folder.
6 – delete it completely.
Step 4. Write new email in Thunderbird.
Here is the window, where you can write an email to someone. On the top, there are pop-up menus. Slight below you will see several controls (1).
Click ‘Send’ to transfer your message.
Click ‘Spelling’ to select dictionaries and turn on/off spelling check.
Click ‘Attach’ and open menu; select ‘Files’ and show the rout to the file on your PC.
Click ‘Security’ to encrypt your message.
Click ‘Save’ to save this message (Thunderbird will connect to the server and save it there; you can save email as an HTML file, too).
Click on the right of every button to open the menu with suggestions.
Arrows (2) – click in this area to add receivers.
Area 3 – type in your message.
Step 5. Reply on email in Thunderbird.
Once you click on the button ‘Reply’, Thunderbird will open the window, where you can type your message to answer to the sender. In is not very different from the previous window. The only difference is that there is the mail from sender in the body of your mail.
1st arrow – click there to change the receiver.
2nd arrow – add more receivers (simply click in the area and type in a new receiver)
3d arrow – change the subject of the mail.
1, 2, 3 – controls for text revising. You can structure your mail, select different fonts, change their colors and color for background, etc.
Step 6. Forwarding an email in Thunderbird. Open email and click ‘Forward’ so Thunderbird will open the new window, where you need enter the email of receiver (1) and then type in your message in the area below (2). Click ‘Attach’ to add other files to this forwarding email. Other controls are absolutely the same.
Step 7. Here you can add new people to your address book. There are two lists already. You can select either of them to add new contact. Click on the button ‘New Contact’ (arrow 1), then type in all details (2), and click ‘OK’ (3).
That is it! Now you know how to use Thunderbird! Download Thunderbird and try it out!