How to change the Mark As Read timeout in Thunderbird

Discussion in 'Mozilla Thunderbird' started by Big Dan, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. Big Dan

    Big Dan EQ Forum Moderator

    Aug 14, 2008
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    All mail programs have read and unread messages. For the most part what's read/unread is marked by how long you have previewed the message. By default Thunderbird's mark as read timeout (the time it takes to mark a message as read) is one second. That's too short for me.

    To change this select Tools > Options, in the options window click on the advanced section and tick wait .. seconds before marking a message as read. Place the number of second you want to wait until a message is marked as read, I chose 10.


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