Users occasionally ask how to find where to change account settings. This is made harder than it need be in Thunderbird by the fact that there are two distinct menu systems, and it's quite possible that you cannot see either
On top of that, when you do find a menu, the entries in it will vary according to which Operating System you are using. The screenshots in this article were taken on a Linux system, where "Preferences"
is used instead of the "Options" that you'd see in Windows.
This article describes the alternative menu layouts:
Menu differences in Windows, Linux and Mac
If you don't have the traditional menu across the top, you can make one appear using the folowing.
- Press F10 and then View and then Toolbars, or;
- Press alt+v+t. This means press and hold the alt key down, then tap in succession v and then t.
This will show the Toolbars option, where
I'd recommend you select Menu Bar and Mail Toolbar if they are not already enabled.
Now you have the Menu you are equipped to make use of pretty much all the guidance you can find on the
web. You can now go to account settings via Tools|Account Settings (Windows) or Edit|Account Settings (Linux).