thunderbird lost messages

oleksandr korneta atenrok at
Wed Jun 27 00:14:46 UTC 2007

on 06/26/2007 02:55 PM Konstantin Svist wrote:
> Thomas Springer wrote:
>> oleksandr korneta schrieb:
>>> just want to let you know that I just tried to move the bunch of mail 
>>> messages (by drug'n'drop) from one mailbox to another and it disappeared
>>>> from the first mailbox and never showed up in another. Actually to be 
>>> honest, I just lost all my mail for the last 3 years from that 
>>> account. I'm pretty much sure there is no way to restore it. Thanks 
>>> developers
>> This is a known tb error. Just use google to find infos/help.
>> I restored my mail, through the "Rebuild Index" Option in folders 
>> Properties dialog.
> Rebuilding the index only works if you don't compact the folders. Sounds 
> like oleksandr compacted them right away.

that's right. I'm using drug'n'drop on a regular basis and I never saw 
this happening before. Therefore I said "OK". I checked the sizes of the 
mailbox files - 0kb. My mail is gone.

> Personally, I use a global inbox with a set of filters, to receive my 
> messages for my 7 accounts (including webmail - though none are IMAP). 
> Works perfectly well...

sounds like a good idea, though I'm not used to manage the mail in such 
a way.

Oleksandr Korneta

I'm running FC6 on i386 and x86_64 hardware, should this matter.

/The nice thing about standards is that there are so many to choose from./

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