I often have this: Mozilla News * m.d.a.firefox(5) * m.d.a.platform(202) But when I click on them, the unread count clears out immediately and I can see that there are in fact no new articles to read. If I then "get new mail" on all accounts, the unread counts will stay at 0. But after a while, they will go back to showing 5 and 202, respectively. If there *are* new articles, they will be added to those counts. e.g., if I have 1 new article to read on m.d.a.firefox, its unread count will say (6) before I click on it, and (1) as soon as I click on the folder. Only those two newsgroups seem to have this problem for me. I've gotten used to doing a little math to know if I have new news in them ;-) On Scott's suggestion, I tried going to the properties and rebuilding the index for one of them. No change. I see this bug using Thunderbird 184.108.40.206 as well as on the trunk (using the same profile). I haven't tried to reproduce it on a new profile, but I can reproduce on mine without a problem (modulo the wait time for it to happen on its own).
See dependency tree for meta bug 71728. You can find already reported bugs which are candidates of DUPing.
So-called "phantom message problem." Therefore, dupe of 79130, to be exact.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 79130
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