Thunderbird Threads – New Messages

Thunderbird released an option to view emails in threaded-view, just like GMail.  Considering how much I already loved Thunderbird, and at the same time wanted my emails threaded, I was very excited to see this addition to Thunderbird.  The only issue that came up was that new emails within a closed/minimized thread were hidden from view.  You could see that your inbox had a new message, but then (by default) you would have to open up your threads to track down your email.  Now there may be a better solution to this problem, but here’s what I did:

You can right-click on the column headers (Subject, From, Date, Attachments, etc.) and add a new column called “Unread”.  This will show you the number of new/unread emails within the thread.  Awesome!

Hope this helps!