Re: any way to know when messages are downloading in thunderbird?

Jim Wohlgamuth

Hi there!

I have been using Thunderbird for years and have had little or no issues with it.  It's very straight forward and there is at least in my mind not much of a learning curve.  There are things such as filters that take a bit or time to learn, but they are doable.  It functions much like most windows programs do.  Good Luck & Have A Great Day!

<wohlggie@...><KF8LT><Jim Wohlgamuth>.1

On 27-Mar-19 14:19, Carolyn Arnold wrote:
I do use JAWS. I was just giving some consideration to changing to Thunderbird, wondered if it was fairly easy to use. 

Best regards,


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 9:45 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] any way to know when messages are downloading in thunderbird?

Oh sorry, I always forget to mention what screen reader I'm using and it's jaws. I've been saying I'm going to switch to NVDA but I haven't yet.


On 3/26/2019 8:25 PM, Howard Traxler wrote:
To get new mail, it's shift F5.

If you're using NVDA, the beeps indicate the progress bar and then 
windows plays the mail received sound when finished.


On 3/26/2019 8:13 PM, Troy Burnham wrote:
Hi all,

I have messages set to download in thunderbird but there's no 
indication that anything is happening and it takes so long at times 
that I'm almost ready to give up when I hear the "got e-mail" sound. 
Is there any way to remedy this so I know if anything is downloading 
or not?

Also, a friend of mine is a thunderbird user and he told me to use f5 
to check my messages. That either doesn't work, or maybe it's the 
same situation as above and something is downloading and I don't 
realize it. Btw I have 2 e-mail accounts and both are set to download 
at the same time if that matters.

Thanks in advance for any help.


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