Today's Thunderbird "update"

Wes Hardin wes.hardin at
Thu Sep 19 15:28:09 UTC 2013

On 09/18/2013 05:16 PM, D. R. Evans wrote:
> Following today's so-called update to Thunderbird 24.0, folders that receive
> new mail no longer seem to be displayed in any manner that's obviously
> different from those that don't. It used to be, until today, that folders
> containing unread mail were displayed in bold, and folders that received new
> mail had a different icon. The net result of this was that when one performed
> a "Get Mail", it was instantly obvious which folders had received new mail.
> Now all these visual indicators seem to have gone away. All that remains is
> that the number of unread messages is displayed in parentheses... but that's
> useless since many of my folders are for reflector traffic, and so have have
> thousands of unread messages.
> Has anyone figured out how to get back some semblance of the lost visual
> functionailty?
> (Obviously I've googled but not found anything useful; neither have I been
> able to locate a Thunderbird setting that looks like it will restore the old
> behaviour.)

It doesn't appear to be a new "feature" of TB 24.  I am running TB 24 and the 
described visual indicators are still there for me.  Even in Safe Mode.

$ aptitude show thunderbird
Package: thunderbird
State: installed
Automatically installed: no
Version: 1:24.0+build1-0ubuntu0.13.04.1
Priority: optional
Section: mail
Maintainer: Ubuntu Mozilla Team <ubuntu-mozillateam at>
Architecture: amd64

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