I missed one letter of my user name for my mail when add an account to Thunderbird. My mail is reachable in webmail with my browser, but is unreachable in Thunderbird.
How do I delete an email account in Thunderbird so that I can start again?
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I found this process for removing an email account from Mozilla Thunderbird:
It should be gone.
I wanted to delete all mail accounts in Thunderbird but not delete Thunderbird itself (i.e. perform a complete mail accounts "clean up"). Unfortunately, Thunderbird's interface was not letting me do it. So I had to manually perform something a bit more extreme with the help of the shell terminal.
First, I opened a new shell terminal window (CtrlAltT usually works on Ubuntu and its "flavors" e.g. XUbuntu, LUbuntu, KUbuntu...).
Then I deleted all (hidden) Thunderbird's profile folders with this shell command:
rm -r ~/.thunderbird/*.default
~ (tilde) symbol is a shortcut to your home folder (e.g.
/home/myusername/) and the
* symbol means a string of as many characters as necessary. Hence,
*.default means all files ending with .default i.e. it doesn't matter how many characters the filename has, nor which characters it contains (numbers, uppercase letters, lowercase letters etc.): any file with any name, ending with the file extension
.default, is matched/selected by the above command.
I also deleted the file that stores all Thunderbird profiles:
Finally, I started Thunderbird's profile manager:
...and then created a new
default profile by following these simple steps:
4.1. Click on Create Profile and then Next.
4.2. At Enter new profile name, replace
Default User with
default (or leave it as it is, if you prefer to keep the default name suggested by Thunderbird) and then click on Finish. Thunderbird will automatically create a new folder for such new user/profile and will also create the
profiles.ini file again.
4.3 You will be taken back to Thunderbird's main Profile Manager window. Just click on the
Default User) profile name, make sure that Work offline is unchecked and that Use the selected profile without asking at startup is checked, then click on Start Thunderbird.
You may now click on Cancel and then close Thunderbird's main window, or add a brand-new account if this is what you want to do next.