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January 2024 Community Office Hours: Context Menu Updates

UPDATE: Our January Office Hours was fantastic! Here’s the full video replay.

A New Year of New Office Hours

We’re back from our end of year break, breaking in our new calendars, and ready to start 2024 with our renewed, refreshed, and refocused community office hours. Thank you to everyone who joined us for our November session! If you missed out on our chat about the new Cards View and the Thunderbird design process, you can find the video (which also describes the new format) in this blog post.

We’re excited for another year of bringing you expert insights from the Thunderbird Team and our broader community. To kick off 2024, and to build on November’s excellent discussion, we’ll be continuing our dive into another important aspect of the Thunderbird design process.

January Office Hours Topic: Message Context Menu

The image shows a mock-up of a nested Thunderbird context menu, with the Organize menu option opening to a menu that lists, from top to bottom, Tag, Archive, Move To, Copy To, Convert To. Tag has been chosen in this mock up, and from top to bottom, this menu lists New Tag, Manage Tags, Remove All Tags, Important, Work, Personal, To Do, Later. The tags all have a color-coded tag icon to their left.
Mock-up: designs shown are not final and subject to change.

We’ve been working on some significant (and what we think are pretty fantastic) UI changes to Thunderbird. Besides the new Cards View, we have some exciting overhauls to the Message Context Menu (aka the right-click menu) planned. UX Engineer Elizabeth Mitchell will discuss these changes, and most importantly, why we’re making them. Additionally, Elizabeth is one of the leaders on making Thunderbird accessible for all! We’re excited to hear how the new Message Context Menu will make your email experience easier and more effective.

If you’d like a sneak peak of the Context Menu plans, you can find them here.

And as always, if you have any questions you’d like to ask during the January office hours, you can e-mail them to

Join Us On Zoom

(Yes, we’re still on Zoom for now, but a Jitsi server for future office hours is in the works!)

When: January 25 at 18:00 UTC

Direct URL To Join:
Meeting ID: 92739888755
Password: 365021

Dial by your location:

The call will be recorded and this post updated with a link to the recording afterwards.

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3 responses

Bigfab wrote on

Hello, I have a dream.
I wish I could export the entire Thunderbird archive of emails I currently have on my Mac directly to the folders of the future K9/Thunderbird on Android, so that I can have the entire email archive on my tablet when I’m out of the office.
Will it be possible?
Thank you very much. Good luck with your work.

Jason Evangelho wrote on

Hey Bigfab! We plan to launch Thunderbird for Android alongside Thunderbird Sync, which would seamlessly transfer all of your account information via a Mozilla account. So, in a word, yes! Although it’s worth noting there are caveats, such as whether your email accounts in Thunderbird are currently using IMAP or POP. If IMAP, shouldn’t be an issue.

Bigfab wrote on

Just wonderful!
Yes, I use imap, I can’t wait to see the fruits of your labor.
Thank you very much, have a good day.

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