Subscriber James Biddle wrote asking for help with a problem he was fighting with Thundebird.
Here, I’ve just started using Thunderbird, and I’m already getting questions that assume I know what I’m doing. Fortunately, it worked…
I have a question about T-bird.
I currently have 3 address books, Friends, Personal Addresses, Collected Addresses.
I want to add another one. But can’t. It will let me add one under one of those 3. But when I try to add info it just adds it to the parent (one of the 3) I wan to add a 4th one. But there just doesn’t seem to be a way.
James P. Biddle
Quartz Hill, CA
I wrote back to James to tell him how he could create another Address Book.
The first step is not particularly obvious. You have to open the Address Book window in Thunderbird (this doesn’t work except from the menu within the Address Book window). Yes, to create a new Address Book, you open the Address Book window.
Just click on the Address Book button on the Mail toolbar. Or, on the menu bar, click Tools, then Address Book.
Then, File > New > Address Book…
Name it, click OK and you’re done.
James wrote back to report:
Wow! That did it.
Thanks. This has been a real irritating problem, yet the solution was pretty simple.