When an email is deleted from the Inbox, it is not deleted from the file "Inbox" All of the emails that were received into Inbox but immediately deleted were still in the Inbox file (even after emptying of trash), though they didn't show up on the Mail program in any form. If this helps, I delete files using Shift+delete so they don't go to Trash, they just get purged completely... maybe there is a bug with Shift+delete that purges their headers from inbox.msf, but not their text in the Inbox file. Also, I'm not sure if this was a temporary bug, but I deleted a message in the inbox folder and the program deleted all of the text of the other messages in the folder, but kept the text of the file I deleted. It also kept the Headers of all of the messages (even the deleted one) in the file "inbox.msf", but you couldn't read any of the messages because their text was gone from the file "Inbox" I have now lost the text of all of those messages thanks to this bug (but at least I know who sent me these now empty files).
I am using Mozilla 1.2alpha, but I was able to see the text of emails I deleted while using 0.9, 1.0, and 1.1...
Compact the folder to permanently delete mail. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 183837 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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