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Account order

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Manually Sort Folders

The Manually Sort Folders extension adds the ability to change the order of the folders for each account in the folders pane. It also has a tab allowing sorting the accounts. The account you set as the default account will be listed first in the folders pane.

Folderpane Tools

The Folderpane Tools extension adds the ability to change the order of accounts in the folders pane, and chose the startup folder. The authors home page has instructions on how to use it. The account you set as the default account will be listed first in the folders pane. This add-on is no longer maintained. The last version it formally supported was 23.*. It does not work with version 52 or later. It may work with intervening versions if you workaround the version checking.

Manually edit the "prefs.js" file

You could change the order of your accounts in the folders pane by modifying your prefs.js file as described in this thread. If you have trouble figuring out which accounts are assigned to which account numbers in prefs.js, or if you try changing the order of accounts in prefs.js but the order displayed in the folders pane is not what you expected, see this thread for further information.