User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.1b) Gecko/20020721 Build Identifier: OpenVMS Mozilla CPQ-AXPVMS-MOZILLA-M0101--1.PCSI I had the MAIL panel open in the background. At some point, I opened a Browzer panel that caused (briefly) my entire Motif session to hang. After a moment, Mozilla crashed and disappeared from the desktop. When I restarted it, It asked me to create a new mail profile. After a little fiddling, I found that if I changes a directory of the form [WERNER._mozilla] "mumble"_SLT.DIR to an equivalent name I found imbedded in the file [_mozilla]ivg52v0h_slt.dir, I had access to my old desktop, bookmarks, address book, and even the root of all my mail directories (it was managing about 4). However, the mail directories presented on the mail panel are all blank even though the files of the form "DISK$USER:[WERNER._mozilla.Werner.ivg52v0h.slt.MAIL.MAIL_ATTBI-1_COM]inbox." contained the formerly available mail information. I would like to be able to have MAIL repopulate it's directories with mail which is already there right now. I would very much prefer not to lose that mail. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.As I indicated above, the app has to crash before this happens. 2.Something similar happened on my MAC recently and I lost most of my mail. 3. Actual Results: Finally got a machine where I could write to you. Now desparately awaiting your resolution. Expected Results: Protected all the mail. At least, a program should have been provided to unscramble this mess.
I believe this is a dup of the horrible prefs lost bug. Your prefs were corrupted, so we lost track of where your mail is, because that's stored in prefs. To fix this, you need to go into Edit | mail&newsgroups account settings and set the local directory setting for your pop3 mail server (select the Server Settings line for your pop3 server, and edit the path in the lower right hand corner of the window to point to your old mail files) *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 155080 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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