Downloaded newsgroup contents disappear, requiring repeated downloading



13 years ago
12 years ago


(Reporter: E. S. Fábián, Assigned: Scott MacGregor)


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13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050317 Firefox/1.0.2
Build Identifier: Thunderbird 1.0.2

Time to time (first observed with Netscape 3) the downloaded headers and bodies
are lost, and downloaded again

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Download newsgroups ("synchronize"), with "never delete" setting
2.continue to synchronize many times

Actual Results:  
Each of my subscribed newsgroups from 3 different servers downloading all
messages (about 50,000 articles) repeatedly.

Expected Results:  
Once downloaded, should never again need to be downloaded.

This problem (together with another, separately reported one) make using
Thunderbird as my default newsreader unfeasible. Combine this with the 2
algorithms available in TB for deleting mail mesages from the server (1/ as soon
as downloaded, or 2/ when removing from Inbox, even to file it in the proper
folder) make TB useless for my purposes.
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Last Resolved: 12 years ago
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