Using Identities, How to, Mozilla Support

When you configure an account, Thunderbird creates a default “identity” for the account that contains information like your name, your email address, the location where your messages should be stored, signature, etc. You can by hand create extra identities for your account (via Contraptions >, Account Settings… Edit >, Account Settings… , Manage Identities ). When you create (or reply) to a message, you can specify any of the identities you have configured by selecting it from the From drop-down list.

Spil an example of how identities are useful, consider the script where you have a “default” address for a domain (such spil “[email protected]”) that is published on your webstek. People might send messages to this address on a diversity of topics: customer inquiries, vendor inquiries, terugkoppeling on the webpagina’s technical issues, etc.

When you configure numerous identities, you can specify the identity that is used when you reply to a message. For example, you could configure an identity for “[email protected]”, with a name and email address different than “[email protected]”. Then, when you reply to “[email protected]”, you could specify the “[email protected]” identity.

Other uses for identities:

  • using an email forwarding service that redirects messages sent to an old email account to a fresh email account
  • switching message configuration for specific messages (such spil encryption or SMTP server)

Ter this article, identities refer to separate configurations for a single account. However, if you have numerous email accounts, there is a default profile configured for each account that is used ter the same manner spil identities configured for a single account.

To create an identity, click Contraptions >, Account Settings… Edit >, Account Settings… . Select the desired account from the list on the left, then click the Manage Identities button ter the bottom right. This displays a list of the identities previously created for the account. To create a fresh identity, click Add .

Similar to configuring the default identity when you create a fresh account, the identity dialog enables you to specify various aspects:

  • Settings: name, address, signature, etc
  • Copies &, Folders: cc, bcc, and where to store messages
  • Composition &, Addressing: text format, quote management, signature, etc
  • Security: digital signatures and encryption

When you create a fresh message, Thunderbird uses the default identity for the selected account spil the message’s From value. Click the drop-down list ter the From field to select a different identity. The drop-down list will display both identities for the selected account and identities for other accounts.

When you reply to a message or forward a message, Thunderbird scans the recipients of the message and, if available, chooses the identity the original author used when sending the message to you. (Sometimes this information is not available, such spil with certain mailing lists.) This identity will then be the default identity ter the compose window. You may select a different identity spil described above.

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