How to automatically clean up my Mozilla Thunderbird account?

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Mozilla's email assistant certainly has the best features in the world, in it you can literally do everything (you can see it from the simple fact that it allows you to activate the spell checker), either by yourself or by configuring the automatic functions. That is why today we will see the answer to How to automatically clean my account Mozilla Thunderbird?

And it is that, in this digital and technological world we live in today, having a car that does it all for you is what you are looking for. Especially if you are a busy person who needs to be aware of many things at the same time. Mozilla knows this, which is why it has designed its wizard to help literally anyone.



    How to automatically clean up my Mozilla Thunderbird account?

    The first thing you need to consider before answering the question How to clean up my account Mozilla Thunderbird automatically? It all depends on the type of email account you have or manage (POP or IMAP).

    However, whatever it is, step number one for both of us is to select the " Pref Renze "from the menu. Then click on the section from there "Account settings" (if you are a Linux user, you need to click "Edit" and then "Account Settings").

    After that it will depend on the type of email account you use. In case it is an IMAP type, then from the configuration, go to the section "Synchronization and archiving".

    In this, check one of the following boxes: "Delete all messages except the most recent" o "Delete messages older than __ days". Then click the "OK" button in the dialog that will appear, which will confirm that you really want to configure one of those options, by doing so everything will be ready.



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    Note that most messages will be deleted, so you shouldn't trust that if you have one highlighted, it will be saved (take the necessary precautions before enabling this option, such as backing up your mail folders). If it is a POP account, you just have to go to the option called "Disk space" of the account you want to set up, or even to "Local folders", and make the necessary configuration there.

    Automatically clean up a folder

    Now that you know the answer to How to automatically clean up my Mozilla Thunderbird account? It's time for you to learn how to do it directly in a folder without including the entire account. To do this, right-click on the item you want to clean, in the drop-down menu that will appear choose "Properties", this will open a section where you need to go to the tab called "Conservation Policy".

    Make sure the following boxes are unchecked: "Use server default settings" and "Use my account settings". Then select one of the following options: " Delete all messages except the most recent "or" Delete messages older than __ days ".


    As a tip, check the box as well "Always keep messages marked with an asterisk", as it will help you to keep important emails. After choosing one of the above options, configure the number of days or the number of messages you want to delete.

    To save your changes, click "OK" and voila, thereby the messages from the folder you selected will be automatically deleted. This is much more efficient than doing it on the entire account, so it's best if you apply this technique.


    Regardless of which method you use, you already know the answer to the question How to automatically clean up my Mozilla Thunderbird account? So now you can go to your email and start the correct setup.

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    Remember that this is not the only feature you can configure, you can also compact or decompress mail folders, synchronize Mozilla Thunderbird calendar.

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