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Thunderbird mark message as read after reply

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Well it appears I am not the only person having a problem with thunderbirds marking emails as read.

This is how I use thunderbird

I have disabled the “Automatically mark message as read” functionality so that I have to set messages as read.  If I don’t do this many emails were being marked as read when I hadn’t really finished reading them or replied to them.

In my case I classify an email as read when I have replied to it or clicked the read button (they require no reply)

I just want Thunderbird to set the read flag when I reply to the email.

Also I normally view the email in the “Message pane (F8)”

After installing

I get exactly what I want.   Thunderbird now sets emails as read, when I reply to the email.