Malfunction with changed mail directories



Folder and Message Lists
6 years ago
6 years ago


(Reporter: wolf, Unassigned)


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Windows 7

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6 years ago
Created attachment 593491 [details]
120123 Postfach verzeichnis struktur copy.pdf

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:9.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/9.0.1
Build ID: 20111220165912

Steps to reproduce:

After install I work with thunderbird for about 2 weeks, it seems that every thing is working right... 
Win7 ultimate 64Bit

Remark: Same version of thunderbird has no problem with win XP prof SV3

Actual results:

One day after starting TB all my mails are not displayed, no way to get them back.      - Testing with sending shows the testmail is send, but can't saved because the structure of the sent / gesendet directory was changed in one mail account
- testing to receive mails was ok 

Deinstalling and cleaning the system - then new install causes the same different structure

Expected results:

Why changed the directories ?
Why is the struture different for each mail account?
Why get deinstalling and new installing the same wrong structure?
Why I lost my mails?
What is a solution for this serious problem?

Comment 1

6 years ago
(In reply to wolf from comment #0)
Check if this link can help:
Wolf did comment 1 helped ?

Are you using pop or imap ?

Comment 3

6 years ago
Well, I used IMAP, to get my mails on two different maschines.
And both are using Thunderbird ? If this still happens we'd need to look at imap logs.

Comment 5

6 years ago
Hi, sorry for your waiting for my answer!
Yes, both are using the same version of Tb and IMAP.
What logs do you need? Where will I found these?
Perhaps I have a backup of this data before I decided to clear the system from any part of thunderbird. I'm not shure but I look for this data, when I got your advice where to search for what.
sorry for the delay. Busy reading plenty of emails.

Imap log can be obtained by following the procedure at

Comment 7

6 years ago
I deinstalled Tb after the disfunction. Therefore I can't create the Imap logfile from my system. I may search for a file in my backup of my system but nothing more is possible.
Without logs there's not much we can do.
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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