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.
i found accounts, they were renamed so i renamed them to the former and all of my old e-mail seems to be intact
Did you rename these accounts? I didn't know Mozilla renames the accounts out of nothing ;)?
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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