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Thunderbird Usage Guide

Reading Email in Thunderbird

This document covers Thunderbird mail message layout, views and behaviors, along with some features users might want to turn on or off.

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By default, your list of messages appears in the top right-hand panel. When you click once on a message it displays in the bottom right-hand panel.

Double-click a message to display it in its own tab.

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To change the message view layout, click View > Layout, and choose Classic, Wide, or Vertical View.

You can also turn off the Message Pane if you don't want the contents of messages to be automatically displayed on-screen. Reading mail would require a double-click on each message to open in a new tab or window.

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For additional help, please contact the LTS Help Desk at 610-758-4357 or helpdesk@lehigh.edu