Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 243869
Sometimes when deleting messages, next message becomes blank and gets date in 1969
Last modified: 2008-05-16 19:20:27 EDT
Description of problem:
I use thunderbird with an imap account. Often, when I start thunderbird, it
will show an empty inbox and have to re-download all of my mail messages. As I
have thousands of e-mails in my inbox, this takes a really long time.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
intermittent, not that reproducible
Steps to Reproduce:
inbox is empty
inbox has messages previously downloaded
Huh. That's rather odd. Not every time? Thunderbird shut down properly?
It is an intermittent error. I have seen this occur after having some issues
with thunderbird (i.e. an intermittent loss of internet or a crash). But, I
have also seen it after closing thunderbird and confirming that the thunderbird
process is not running before I logout.
I have also run into another issue which may or may not be related: Often, when
deleting an e-mail message, the next e-mail message becomes blank and shows a
date of 1969. If I open a different folder and then go back to my inbox, the
blank message is ok again.
Does a restart of thunderbird fix it?
No, a restart of thunderbird doesn't fix these issues. The messages are really
Bryan, can you still reproduce this with the current update of Thunderbird in
I am now running thunderbird-220.127.116.11-1.fc8 on Fedora 8 and still have problems.
I haven't lost my entire inbox, but I have had the same errors while deleting
messages. Also, another bug in Fedora 8: when I launch Thunderbird, Thunderbird
no longer prompts me for passwords to my inboxes. I have to click on each
individual mail account in Thunderbird to have it prompt me for a password for
OK, let’s make a little order in this bug -- if I understand correctly, then the
bug which is in the summary (TB losing inbox) went away, right? So, I am
renaming this bug to “Sometimes when deleting messages, next message becomes
blank and gets date in 1969" and I would like to ask you to file a bug “TB
doesn’t ask for passwords on startup” (or something like that), please.
Thank you very much
Reporter, are you able to reproduce this bug on the latest upgrade of your
If you won't reply in one month, I will have to close this bug as
INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.
I still have this problem.
you mean both problems, or which one? and you have filed a bug as asked in
comment 7? Thank you.
and of course which release of thunderbird you are using now?
I still see the problem with the next message becoming blank when deleting a
message. This occurs with thunderbird-18.104.22.168-1.fc8.
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I still see this problem on Fedora 9 with thunderbird-22.214.171.124-1.fc9.x86_64.
We found that this bug has been already registered in the upstream database
(https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=434105) and believe that it is
more appropriate to let it be resolved upstream.
Red Hat will continue to track the issue in the centralized upstream bug
tracker, and will review any bug fixes that become available for consideration
in future updates.
Thank you for the bug report.