reorder thunderbird email accounts

Submitted by stellablue on Thu, 12/16/2021 - 15:26

So, if like me, you have 6+ email accounts that you use Thunderbird for, you didn’t set them up in the order you wish or what to reorder them.

You just to need to edit the pref.js file in your
.thunderbird/********.default or
.thunderbird/********.default-release folder.

  1. Shut down Thunderbird.
  2. Then locate and open the file.
  3. First, just cause, make sure to create a backup.
  4. Search for:
    user_pref("mail.accountmanager.accounts", "account1,account2,account3,....");
  5. Once you have found the line, just change the numbers around to the order you want. Such as
    user_pref("mail.accountmanger.accounts", "account1,account4,account2,account3");
  6. Restart Thunderbird and your accounts will be reordered.

Very nice