Sometimes, mailboxes get corrupted for whatever reason, and we might fail to read them. I don't know, if that can occur in Mozilla (if not, mark INVALID), but there are reports that it can happen in 4.x. It would be nice, if the mailboxes could be repaired by a program supplied by us. This program could be incorporated in Mozilla (with the advantage that it could start the repair automatically) or be a standalone tool (with the advantage, that it can be used, even if we don't detect the problem) or both. It could offer the following functions: - Remove cache files (e.g. *.msf) - Edit the mbox file - displaying the recognized headers and failures to recognize them - offering to select and delete (possibly corrupted) parts of it This would enable users to recover from fatal errors on our side by themselves.
adding mail4 keyword
reassigning jefft's bugs to naving
Assignee: jefft → naving
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
Is there any progress on this, as some of us need it :)
I really need to recover my mails ... :o/
Platform: PowerBook G4/1GHz/1GB/60GB, MacOS X 10.2.3 Fizzilla build: 2002121216 One of the strangest corruption issues I've ever seen happened with Moz on MacOS X. Moz would crash when I clicked a particular multilingual email message (don't remember what language). So, I figured I'd just open the mailbox file and manually extract it w/a text editor (BBEdit). I opened the mailbox file. I found the message. The entire message was repeating on a single line. Imagine a line of text, then another, then another, but all the lines redrawn on a single line w/no CRs. What was bizarre about this was that this was in BBEdit! I cut the message, then pasted into TextEdit, which "expanded" the message (CRs started showing up again). I then repasted it back into my mailbox file in BBEdit, saved, and everything was fine after that. I wish I'd kept the message, to show what happened. But it would be great if this tool could completely reconstruct a mailbox file, right down to carriage returns, to be sure it's valid. - Adam
Assignee: naving → sspitzer
sorry for the spam. making bugzilla reflect reality as I'm not working on these bugs. filter on FOOBARCHEESE to remove these in bulk.
Assignee: sspitzer → nobody
Is this not fixed in the meantime by the "Rebuild Summary File" option under <folder context menu> -> Properties... -> General Information?
Marking as fixed (by bug 344846).
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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