User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007 I am sure that this problem was caused by a large inbox file (in excess of 3.5 gb) in Mozilla. This made my operating system hang so that it wouldn't shut down. I had to turn the power off to shut down, and it was the first launch after this that my history had disappeared. This has happened twice now. I had to clean out my inbox, and now everything seems OK. It is a shame I had to do this because I need my email history. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Shut down the operating system with Mozilla running. 2.Re-start the operating system. 3.Launch a mail and newsgroup window Actual Results: Mail history does not appear, mozilla asks to set up a new account. Bookmarks are missing from the browser, newsgroup history has all gone. Expected Results: Mail history and all mailboxes should be present. I believe that a large mail file causes Mozilla to become unstable, which in turn causes the operating system to hang. I did manage to get my history back by setting up a new profile, and then changing the name. I have not been able to get my bookmarks back yet.
I don't know how they could be related but I'll try it. Did your prefs.js get corrupted? I suspect the actual problem is that shutting down the OS with mozilla running corrupts prefs.js, which is outside the mailnews area...
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 205120 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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