Thunderbird - Open messages in a new tab

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Thunderbird support the use of tabs, allowing a better navigation through your emails
  • To open a message in a new tab:
  • Right click on the message of your choice.
  • Select "Open Message in a new tab"


To set this option as default, follow the below procedure:
  • Click on the Tools menu > Options
  • Go to the Advanced tab > Reading & Display.
  • Under "Open messages in:", select "A new tab".
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