User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050716 Firefox/1.0.6 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050716 Firefox/1.0.6 Start up 1.5 Beta 1 (20050908), have it set to automagically check all my mail accounts and download new messages. In this beta, the inbox screen remains empty until all new mail is downloaded - I can select other folders and have their contents come up, but not the inbox. This is in the three-pane configuration, default skin with no extensions. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. close any running instances of thunderbird 2. start thunderbird 3. rinse and repeat Actual Results: inbox appears blank until all mail is checked, there is no status text (just the bar) while mail is being checked Expected Results: inbox should display email, both current and new I don't think it is related, but I am using the group by date feature in the inbox.
op: "I believe the problem was caused because I had huge amounts of email in my inbox ... it seemed to not like dealing with the volume of email I generally recieve (spam folder: 52175 and counting). ...I have since switched away from thunderbird" closing INVALID as there is insufficient information to investigate or recreate and OP not in a position to supply additional info.