Mozilla Thunderbird is a free, open source, cross-platform email and news client developed by the Mozilla Foundation.

ISO standard date format[edit | edit source]

If you want the ISO standard date format (YYYY-MM-DD), then you can follow the date setting guide for Ubuntu.

Mimick Gmail[edit | edit source]

If you're migrating from Gmail, use Gmail on the side or just like the way Gmail works, you might want to change Thunderbird to work more like Gmail.

Keyboard shortcuts[edit | edit source]

How to set up Gmail-like keyboard shortcuts (inspired by a Teleogistic blog post):

user_pref("keyconfig.main.key_killThread", "][I][");
user_pref("keyconfig.main.key_markJunk", "shift][!][");
user_pref("keyconfig.main.key_markReadByDate", "meta shift][D][");
user_pref("keyconfig.main.key_markThreadAsRead", "meta shift][R][");
user_pref("keyconfig.main.key_newMessage", "][C][");
user_pref("keyconfig.main.key_newMessage2", "meta shift][N][");
user_pref("keyconfig.main.key_nextMsg", "][J][");
user_pref("keyconfig.main.key_previousMsg", "][K][");
user_pref("keyconfig.main.key_reply", "][R][");
user_pref("keyconfig.main.key_replyall", "][A][");
user_pref("keyconfig.main.key_forward", "][F][");
user_pref("keyconfig.main.key_toggleMessagePane", "][V][");
user_pref("keyconfig.main.xxx_key74_SwitchPaneFocus(event);", "][D][");
user_pref("keyconfig.main.key_archive", "][Y][");
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