False unsent message in outbox



Folder and Message Lists
7 years ago
6 years ago


(Reporter: ltekob, Unassigned)


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7 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-US; rv: Gecko/20101203 Firefox/3.6.13
Build Identifier: 3.1.7

Every time I start Thunderbird, I get a drop-down message asking me if I want to send unsent messages in the outbox.  The outbox shows one unsent message, until I select it.  Upon selecting the outbox, the message count goes to zero, and there are no unsent messages in the outbox. 

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Thunderbird
Actual Results:  
I get the drop-down message

Expected Results:  
Not shown an unsent message in the outbox if there was none.
Does rebuidling the index of the outbox folder fixes the issue ?

Comment 2

7 years ago
I don't know what you mean by "rebuilding the index of the outbox folder."  If you could tell me how to do that, I'd love to try.
Sure my bad :-) Right click on the outbox -> properties -> Repair folder.

Comment 4

7 years ago
(In reply to comment #3)
> Sure my bad :-) Right click on the outbox -> properties -> Repair folder.

Worked like a champ - Thanks!
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME

Comment 5

6 years ago
I have exactly the same problem here with my Thunderbird 7.0.1 (running on Windows 7 Home Premium x64).
Unfortunately, folder / index repair does not resolve the issue (the "zombie" message is still present each time I start Thunderbird until I click on the outbox folder once).
I also tried the same in SafeMode (= no Add-ons) with no success.

As I am unable to re-open this bug but also don't want to file a new one, I hope the a bug tracker manager will read this and consider re-opening.
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