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Is there any way to set the startup page in Thunderbird to be the latest mail instead of some link?

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I've found a fix!

You need an add-on to enable this functionality (which is default in Apple Mail and Outlook...)

It's called Select Inbox and you can download it here: https://addons.mozilla.org/de/thunderbird/addon/select-inbox/

Once installed, go to add-ons -> select inbox -> options and select first/last.

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Yes. In the menu, choose Edit > Preferences. It's the forst setting on the first page, called something like Thunderbird start page. (I'm not using English so it might be slightly different, but you'll see it).

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I know that I can deactivate the thunderbird website here. But then the area is simply left blank upon open. –  user24668 Nov 5 '11 at 13:36

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