User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:188.8.131.52) Gecko/20100713 Firefox/3.6.7 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729) Build Identifier: 3.1.1 I subscribe to ~30 usenet newsgroups. For Thunderbird v184.108.40.206 and earlier, I would open the newserver icon, a GUI would ask whether to mark more than 500 messages as "read", and Thunderbird would apply my choice to all my subscribed newsgroups in one pass. Thunderbird v3+ always wants me to select the "mark xxx messages read", separately, for every last newsgroup in the list. That is a painful way to update the message count in newsgroups. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Launch Thunderbird v 3+ 2. Click on icon for newsgroup server 3. In the dialog box, choose "mark 500 messages read", then again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and.... (are you getting the picture, yet?) Actual Results: Worn-out left-click mouse button, and well-developed musculature in right index finger. Major increase in Mail/Newsreader annoyance factor. Expected Results: Left-click only one time, for all subscribed newsgroups. I figure I will be using 220.127.116.11 for some time to come.
is this still an issue?
Yes. I find no change in Thunderbird usenet newsgroup behavior up to v14.0. Also, Thunderbird is unable to find and assemble multipart messages (pictures, from a Wallpaper binaries group). I finally decided that I'd had enough such annoyance for one lifetime, and switched to Pan newsreader. I now keep a copy of Thunderbird around in the event that my -actual- mail client, Eudora, eventually stops working in Win7. For the most part I use webmail, not Eudora or Thunderbird. Perhaps I will begin using Thunderbird exclusively, if that application should ever be upgraded to -professional- newsreader and email client status one day.