Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo wrote:
well, in one I've got over 1815 filters, and about 2/3
of them contain more than one filter setting. In
another account I've got 4 filters and each one
contains over 100 settings, so I doubt that is your
I am in mourning! Apparently I exceeded the number of filters SM could
handle and the file exploded. I got a message that my filter files were
being rebuilt. I see today, that meant... that they had been wiped out,
and I'll have to start over.
To avoid this in the future, can anyone tell me *how many* is "too
many"... so I don't do this again? There's one newsgroup that is
impossible to read without an abundance of filters. :)
Something being rebuilt sounds more of the index files
are being rebuilt. I haven't heard of the filters
being rebuilt. What happens if you reopen the program.
Close SM and take a look at the filter files in the SM
profile. You should have a file called
msgFilterRules.dat for each mail/news account you have
filters set up for. Take a look at the file and see how
big it is. Do you have a back up? Try putting the
backup filter back.
Don't have a backup unless SM created one, when I got that message it
was rebuilding. :(
I'll check out the files, and come back. Thanks... :)
I'm sorry to say, backups should be the responsibility of the user, not
the program. If you have a regular backup routine, as we all should,
you really should include your SeaMonkey profile folder. That would have
helped you in this instance. Its a learning experience.
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