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Disappearing email in THunderbird!


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03-Sep-2007, 02:58 PM #1
Question Disappearing email in THunderbird!
I have lost May through August only ...all emails have disappeared from my inbox although the number counter lower right indicates the right total. I am stymied.
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03-Sep-2007, 10:16 PM #2

Backup your profile email folder first.

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Restore Netscape or Mozilla Deleted Mail •• Only Under Specific Conditions

Just be sure to have a backup first of your mail.

You may want to try this first to see what happens.
Go to your mail folder and delete the .msf extensions files. Your have one for each the inbox, drafts, sent, trash etc. Then you have them in the folders you made too.
They are like a index of what is really in the other file under the same name.
Read here the Manually Transfer Mail Files
With Thunderbird closed down delete the "Inbox.msf" and other folders that your missing email from delete the .msf file.
Now open Thunderbird and click on each of the inbox, sent, and other folders and it will rebuild the .msf file for each.
Now see if you have all your mail.

Also if you moved mail to the trash and deleted it only by using the big delete button what I said above you may be able to get what was deleted back.
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