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?

  • Note that you don't need to delete your account to fix your typo, you can edit account settings by clicking Edit, Account Settings, Server Settings. – Flimm Jan 31 '13 at 17:34
  1. Go to menu: Edit, Account Settings...
  2. Select account name on the left
  3. Either make any changes here (on the right) or Remove Account from the drop-down menu opened by clicking the Account Actions button at the bottom left
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  • It seems that this operation does not remove the account data from the profile. I have removed all my accounts from Thunderbird, but my ImapMail folder in Thunderbird profile still takes 2.6 GB. – Alexey Jan 29 '17 at 12:32
  • @Alexey I didn't check that (and I don't intend to either for obvious reasons ;-) but unfortunately we encounter such problems with this or that app leaving similar residue (and sometimes they have understandable reasons). So it's always wise to check immediately after such removals otherwise it might be more difficult to spot later. – Sadi Jan 29 '17 at 21:27
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    I have found that this is a known bug, supposedly to be fixed in Thunderbird 52.0. – Alexey Jan 29 '17 at 21:51

Go to Edit->Properties and select the Account. Then Click on Account Action at the left bottom of the current Window and delete your Account.

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Select Account and go to "View Settings for this account". Then click on "Account Actions" at the left bottom of the window and click "Remove Account".

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I found this process for removing an email account from Mozilla Thunderbird:

  1. Open Thunderbird
  2. Click on the account you wish to delete
  3. Look for "view settings for this account." and double click.
  4. Outside the box on the left which contains a menu of topics, click on "Account Actions".
  5. You should now see a list of actions, double click on "remove account.'
  6. Answer Yes to "Are you sure......."

It should be gone.

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  • What exactly is the difference to the other answers? If there is no difference, you should have edited the other answer (by Randa) – user1251007 Mar 29 '18 at 13:28

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