How To Add Recipients in Thunderbird

Dear Computer Lady,

I am learning to use the Thunderbird email program, and I have one problem that I can’t seem to figure out.

When I am sending an email to several people at once, (something I do quite often) I can’t figure out how to add more than three recipients.
There are only three “To” lines available, and I can only put one on each line.

Hope you can help, Doug

Dear Doug,

I can help (although I had to do a little research to figure it out)

When Working on a new email message, it is common to use the tab key on your keyboard to move from one field to another, but in this case, the tab key simply moves you from the “TO” field to the “Subject”.

With a little bit of looking online, I found that you just need to press the “Enter” key on your keyboard to move from one “To” field to the next one, and when you have filled in the first three that are visible on the screen, pressing “Enter” again will create a 4th, and then a 5th and so on.

Hope this helps with your emails, Elizabeth


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