Corrupted Thunderbird Profile?
March 18, 2010 2:19 PM Subscribe
Thunderbird is downloading all my emails for the last 9 months (all 6k of them) - help!
posted by missmagenta to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
I have my Thunderbird set to download emails but not to delete them off the server. The last time I opened it up it started downloading 6k emails which is all my emails from the last 9 months (since I moved servers). I assume it has something to do with my computer crashing with Thunderbird open (I don't think thunderbird caused the crash) which I guess maybe corrupted my profile? I didn't get a warning or anything when I started it up but it must have some way of storing which messages its already downloaded and that's what's gone wonky.
Is there any way to fix it?
If there isn't, is there any way to delete any unread messages that were downloaded today? I have some old unread messages (stuff I haven't dealt with yet) so I need to both keep those messages and leave them marked unread.