User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:126.96.36.199) Gecko/20091221 Firefox/3.5.7 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:188.8.131.52) Gecko/20100110 Shredder/3.0.1pre When Thunderbird automatically compacts a mailbox, my view preferences -- specifically view unread only -- are lost and have to be set again. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Set view to unread only on a mailbox (view... threads... unread) 2. Set "Compact folders when it will save over " to a small number and enable (the problem didn't seem to occur when using a manual compact). 3. POP some messages to the box and delete them (I used shift delete). 4. Thunderbird should compact the mailbox and lose the view settings. Actual Results: Thunderbird should compact the mailbox and lose the view settings. Expected Results: View settings should not be affected by a compact. This has happened on both Thunderbird 3.0 release and the nightly build I am currently running.
Was it happening in version 2 ?
I never had this problem in V2.
this is fundamentally a compact issue which has always exist, but the compacts mighit be happening more frequently in v3.
Severity: minor → major
Version: unspecified → 3.0
Perhaps rkent recalls the bug which may have fixed this. If not, Randy's address bounces and a similar bug  recently closed as WFM. So, with no other reporters and steps which no longer reproduce the issue, closing incomplete.  Bug 509042 Summary: Junk, Sent, and Trash Folders Occasionally Lose Sort Order and Retention Policy Settings after auto-compact
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
I don't know why your email to me was bouncing, but I received an email of this status update. I tested the problem and it no longer seems to occur. Thanks! Randy
Randy, thanks for the update
Resolution: INCOMPLETE → WORKSFORME
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