Mozilla Thunderbird email client is free and seriously awesome. I’ve used it for a few years for various email accounts including Gmail, Godaddy, Hostgator and so on. I strongly recommend that if you haven’t tried Thunderbird that you give it a go.
Today I figured out in Thunderbird how simple it is to view unread email messages only. I try to keep my unread message count as low as possible but if there are messages that I need to attend to at a later time, I mark those messages as unread. I sometimes get a few hundred emails a day so the unread messages can quickly move down the list of messages and disappear from view. So how, in Thunderbird can we sort, or view, unread messages only? Simple.
Steps to view only unread email
Hold on, because in about 10 seconds you’ll be the master (or mistress) of seeing your unread emails:
- In Thunderbird, click View in the Toolbars sub-menu ensure that Mail Toolbar is checked
- Alternate mouse click in an empty space in the Mail Toolbar and click Customise
- Scroll down and drag Mail Views into an empty space on the Mail Toolbar
- Just click the down arrow to the right of ‘View’ and select Unread
Nice. Couldn’t be much simpler!