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I have multiple IMAP accounts set up in my Thunderbird. I mainly use one, but occasionally need to check another one. When I'm done using the occasional one, I would like to log out of it. Currently the only way I know to do this is close Thunderbird completely, get back in, and then only log into the main one again.

BTW, I'm running Thunderbird on Windows.

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Tools > Account Settings > Server Settings (of the account in question) > Advanced

clear the box Include this server when getting new mail

in order to receive mails for this account, click the arrow right to Get Mail and from the drop down menu select the account you just have exluded from receiving mails automatically.


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Hmm not seeing that checkbox, the advanced dialog just has a bunch of IMAP settings, nothing about getting new mail. Also, I don't want it to just not get new mail, I don't want the IMAP folders readable without logging in again. – Ryan McKay Aug 27 '09 at 15:15
IMAP is adifferent story altogether, you should have clarified this in your OP. the settings above refer to POP3 accounts. sorry. – Molly7244 Aug 27 '09 at 15:59
You mean like the first sentence where he says "I have multiple IMAP accounts set up in my Thunderbird."? And the posting tags "thunderbird" and "imap"? – user159796 Sep 17 '12 at 15:44
@user159796 - OP (Ryan McKay) edited the question to include IMAP in the question (and Dennis Williamson added IMAP tag) after Molly7244's answer and comment. Check revisions of question to see edits at Aug 27 '09 at 16:10 and Aug 27 '09 at 16:14. – Kevin Fegan Jan 21 '14 at 8:02

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