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SeaMonkey
Installer
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major
RESOLVED EXPIRED
13 years ago
12 years ago

People

(Reporter: randombyter, Unassigned)

Tracking

1.7 Branch
x86
Windows 98

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Details

(Reporter)

Description

13 years ago
when i updated my mozilla 1.7 per Mozillas web page instructions in regards to a
security issue the process deleted all of my e-mail accounts and settings
including all of my e-mail. Even though the browser has some issues with some
web pages i just notify the webmaster but your e-mail client is now on my **** list
forever. I saw lots of remarks about lost e-mail in bug reports but very few
realistic solutions.
And if your updates do this type of damage without informing users of the
consequences the development group has a serious bug to fix. I guess I'll go
back to foxmail and tell everyone I've helped with setting up mozilla that they
need to switch.
(Reporter)

Comment 1

13 years ago
i found accounts, they were renamed so i renamed them to the former
and all of my old e-mail seems to be intact

Comment 2

13 years ago
Did you rename these accounts? I didn't know Mozilla renames the accounts out of
nothing ;)?
(Reporter)

Comment 3

13 years ago
The really bizzarre aspect of the renaming of the accounts is that in 
renaming one of the accounts only one letter was deleted in the middle 
of the accounts name, one of the other accounts was truncated by an 
entire extension. the others were unimportant so I have not investigated 
them yet. However, the process of updating my Mozilla browser,
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040616, from the
Mozilla web page announcement for a so called security patch left me in 
shock when I returned to the e-mail client and found all accounts gone 
and Mozilla asking me if I wanted to set up my mail accounts now. The clue
was in running an undelete program that found nothing that should not 
have been deleted and when I looked in the default e-mail location, voila,
I found large files with strange names and they are now duplicated elsewhere.
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