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I have installed Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.23 (20090812) on Mac OS X 10.5.8.

I do not use it for reading mail, I just use it to open a mail here and there if I am interested how it will be displayed in it.

Every time is start Thunderbird I get New Account Setup wizard. I do not want to create an account. Is there a way to disable the wizard?

I have searched the web and this site, but no luck so far.

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I don't know of any way to disable the new account wizard but you could add an account with fake information and then set it to not automatically check the mail for that account. Thunderbird should stop bugging you about adding a new account and it shouldn't cause any problems (unless you click 'get mail' for that account).

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Good idea. I just added empty News & Blogs and it stopped bugging me. Thanks! :) –  Željko Filipin Oct 23 '09 at 7:49

Set Thunderbird to "offline mode", then go through the wizard. It won't attempt the tests and you can select "advanced" and it should drop you back to the accounts configuration page and continue setting up there.

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Very good! Putting Thunderbird to offline mode is the key. This seems to be the only way to get out of the black wizard cave without hitting invalid and uncorrectable domain names. Even an unknown domain in online mode and the following half-manual quick config doesn't help as much. It's really a shame why Thunderbird won't even let you configure everything you need. Because it's wrong and it's standing me in the way to do it right. I was simply unable to tell it the correct host names... –  LonelyPixel Jan 14 '13 at 20:03

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