Disable cookies in Thunderbird

May 15th, 2010 | Tags: ,

Recently I discovered that by default Thunderbird accepts cookies from web content (version 3.0.4 in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid). I am a bit baffled by what would be a valid use case for storing cookies in an email client, and so here are steps for disabling this option.

  1. Edit > Preferences.
  2. Select Security icon and “Web Content” tab.
  3. Untick “Accept cookies from sites”.
  4. While you’re there, also check “Show Cookies” and “Remove All Cookies” to get rid of whatever has been stored up until now.
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