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The 'new' 3.1 version is HORRIBLE!

Last night I installed the 'new' version of thunderbird (3.1) and it is HORRIBLE! The filters are too detailed, take too long, and there are tabs that I don't need which I can't get rid of. I want to go back to my older version, but am unable to do so. It is AWFUL and I don't need this kind of headache.

Please let me know immediately how to get rid of the new version.
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  • What is so horrible? Perhaps with a few add ons we can improve your opinion.
    • What kind of add ons? The problem is too much stuff - for example, how do I get rid of the tab below the menu that shows the email address - I don't need it or want it - and it takes up space. Also, I HATE the fact that every time I type the word attach, I get a pop up. I don't want the pop up and I can't figure out how to get rid of it.

      I tried reinstalling 3.0.1 and I still get them mixed. I was afraid to uninstall them, because in the past, when I did so the mail files were lost and I keep a lot of back emails. The only way I was able to do it before was to move the files elsewhere on my hard drive and then move them back after installation. It is all a complicated, difficult system to use.

      Can you please respond?
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  • There are a number of changes that can be made to the look and feel of Thunderbird Version 3.x.x that make it more like the version 2 interface.

    If the large header pane on messages with the new reply button in the header is not for you. Install the Compact header add on.
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thun...

    Following this install you will need to customise the toolbar to put the Reply Delete etc buttons on the main Toolbar as they will disappear when the addon reduces the header to the old view. To do this right click the Toolbar, select customise and drag the buttons you want to the toolbar.

    Missing message count in folder view can be cured by installing the Extra Folder Columns addon.
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thun...

    Folder view can be changed to ALL from unified it you don't like the new unified appearance with all in-boxes clumped together. Simply select the View | Folders menu.

    You will also find an option in the options compose I think it is to turn off the Attach message.
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