User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040206 Firefox/0.8 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040206 Firefox/0.8 I identified a mail message as junk. Thunderbird is configured to automatically move junk mail to the Junk folder. When it did, my McAfee anti-virus software detected a virus, determinted it couldn't clean the infected file, so quarantined it. This moved the Junk folder out from under Thunderbird. After that, I couldn't delete the Junk folder to recreate it, and Thunderbird couldn't copy junk mail tere. Reproducible: Didn't try Steps to Reproduce: 1. 2. 3. Expected Results: I would at least like to be able to delete the dangling reference to the Junk folder and recreate it. Ideally, Thunderbird would notice that the underlying file(s) are gone and recreate them.
It happened again tonight.
Ed - It seems like a bug in McAfee, not Thunderbird. I'll leave the bug here; compatibility with McAfee would be nice. Try closing thunderbird, deleting the junk folder manually in Explorer (if it's still there) and recreating it manually. If you need more help seek tech support here: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewforum.php?f=39&sid=4386a18f58b32af3cfe34c9c8bc1c086 Revising summary for clarity and searching: was: anti virus scan quarantined junk mail folder. can't access or delete this folder now now: McAfee antivirus incompatibility: quarantines whole Junk folder from under TBird.
Hey, all antivirus programs do the same: I have Norton Antivirus corporate here, and it deletes even my \\application data\thunderbird\mail\<account>\Inbox file, if an email virus arrives... I updated the settings of the antivirus program, but i'm not satisfied with this - mainly direct message write to disk is the main problem.
(In reply to comment #3) > mainly direct message write to disk is the > main problem. What alternative do you suggest? AFAIK, Trend Micro's products don't have this problem, but somebody should confirm that.
I came up with a couple ideas for working around the symptoms, but then realizsed that we need to solve the root-cause of the problem. When McAfee deleted the folder, it presented a message saying that it couldn't clean the infected file and needed to quarantine it. The real question is, why couldn't McAfee clean the infected file? Did Norton report a similar attempt also?
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