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Folder pane confusion

In the last version of Thunderbird it is not possible to keep mailaccounts appart, to open them one by one is not possible and to have more than one open at the same time in separate sessions is not possible. In older versions the first part was possible. TRhe last part addresses new solution / development suggestion.
I have to look around for another mailclient. Trying yto avoid MS outlook as long as possible.
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  • EMPLOYEE
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    If I understand you correctly you mean multiple panes. But you might be talking about folder pane? Anyway, here's how to get back to all kinds of old stuff

    * right+click folder, Open ... gives new 3-pane
    * right+click message, Open Message in New Window
    * Tools > Options > Advanced > General > Open message in ....
    * folder pane, click the cyle arrows at the top
    • Pane? What do you mean? I am talking about separte mail accounts and the ability to open only one to be processed in Thunderbird! The close and open another one. Before when I opened Thunderbird I was asked which account to be opened, now thunderbird opens the first one I defined and when I create a new account it comes together witrh the first one and I am confused! Next, I would like to be able to open two or more mailaccounts in separate windows (sessions), i.e. at the same time. Like haveing two open thunderbirds at the same time.
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  • I can see there is confusion :)
    But have you tried any of the things I suggested, to see the results??
    I've put it all out there for you.

    I suspect you are in Unified Folder views - it should be obvious because the top of the folder pane tells you what mode or view the folder pane (leftmost of your screen) is in. Thus, click the cycle arrows at the top", there are 5 folder pane views: Unified, All, Unread, Favorite, Recent that the arrows will take you through (or use View > Folders > ...)
    • you: * right+click folder, Open ... gives new 3-pane
      ME: what folder? Where? In Tbird?
      YOU: ...Unified Folder views
      ME: What is unified folder view? I suppose this is within thunderbird with one open mailaccount!? By the way I like Thunderbird as it was before you started to mixup the interfaces with folders and search facilities not to be understood..
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  • Actually, the only thing I haven't mentioned, because you didn't say anything about profile manager, is profile manager https://support.mozillamessaging.com/...
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  • I’m dissatisfied
    How do I create separate mail accounts on my PC which I can have open at the same time?
    Let me add that actually the former Thunderbird front end asking which mail account.I want to operate on is missing in latest Thunderbird version which I installed on my new PC. In addition I would like yto have several mail accounts to be open in separyte windowes at the same time.

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    several mail accounts, open one at the time and/or at the same time.
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  • Sorry, but I am having a terrible time understanding your writing, to the point where it is very hard to help you. Perhaps there is a language barrier.
    > ME: what folder? Where? In Tbird?
    yes of course

    > ME: What is unified folder view? I suppose this is within thunderbird with one open mailaccount!?
    see screen shot

    > By the way I like Thunderbird as it was before you started to mixup the interfaces with folders and search facilities not to be understood..
    I didn't do anything. Please let's stay on topic of resolving your issue.
    • I have a norwegian translated Thunderbird installation. That should explain the confusion. Unified folder is translated to "Alle mapper" in Norwegian and when translated back to english it is "All folders". By the way I see little or no help in the cycle arrows. For me it could be taken away.
      My original qustion is lost in the list. Anyway it was: I wanted the "Profile manager" (relearned the name during the chat) back again. It was gone when I installed Thunderbird on a new computer. FYI: It is now in place and working as before (on the old PC).
      In addition I found in the pages of mozilla_messageing a link to open a feedback for comments on the product(Thunderbird(TB) as such and it was as follows:: I want to be able to open several mailaccounts at the same time to monitor them in parallell on my computer. The profile manager opens one at the time and I only get the one which is active. Do you understand so far? Hope so! I have a suggestion for a solution within Thunderbird and without the Proofile Manger, but with the risk to not be understood I will stop with this.. .
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