Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 587925
Newsgroup Unread message count and handling is broken
Last modified: 2010-12-03 10:13:48 EST
Description of problem:
The unread message count, printed next to the group name, bears no relation to the actual number of unread messages. Also, when opening the group and selecting view unread threads, threads which contain no unread messages are displayed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: Always
Launch thunderbird and view the unread message count for any newsgroup, then open the group and view unread threads, to see a marked discrepancy.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install thunderbird
2. Add newsgroup account and a group with a large number of articles
3. Continue to use thunderbird for a few days
Eventually the unread message count starts to bear no relation to the actual number of unread messages, and viewing "unread threads" also shows entire threads with no unread messages.
Thunderbird should handle unread message counts and threads properly
The unread message count issue is years old (upstream), but this problem with completely read threads being displayed when choosing to view unread threads is new.
I've seen this too for quite some time now (and several TB versions)..
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