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When I read the first email in a threaded group of emails, the thread collapses in the main window pane (not sure what the heck it's called). This occurred in T-Bird 2.x as well, but 3.0 now wants to delete the whole thread when I delete the first message in a collapsed thread, so it's now annoying to the point that I'm ready to switch back to 2.x (which will be a royal PITA if I have to do it). How can I prevent T-Bird from collapsing the thread whenever I read the first message? If it matters, I have T-Bird configured to always open the email in a new window.

Thanks!

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i'm ready to dump TB altogether, the developers certainly have abandoned the KISS principle with version 3. at the moment i'm testing Koma-Mail portable, and i'm quite impressed. koma-code.de/… – Molly7244 Dec 28 '09 at 16:42
    
I need an Ubuntu solution. I like the cat in the pictures, though! – Joe Casadonte Dec 28 '09 at 21:42

Might I suggest you open the config editor and set mail.operate_on_msgs_in_collapsed_threads to false

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At least I won't delete the whole thread -- my sanity thanks you! – Joe Casadonte Jan 23 '10 at 3:41

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