Serge Popper wrote:
Installed SeaMonkey 1.1.18 a couple of weeks ago and have had no
problems until tonight. When I started SeaMonkey, my incoming mail
folder opened normally but was not downloading my new mail. I clicked
on the get messages and a little widow opened saying something like
working on this folder, please wait. I waited a good while, nothing
happened. I rebooted, tried again, no luck. I downloaded and
reinstalled a fresh copy of SeaMonkey. Now there are no messages
showing at all in my inbox folder. All other functions work OK, all
other folders are accessible, browser shows no problem.
Advice would be appreciated.
Serge, did the original message in the window say that you cannot
download new mail into the inbox because it was being compacted??
When you delete an email, it is not really deleted from the inbox file,
just part of the header information is changed to make it not show in
the list of mail in your inbox. When you "File|Compact Files" the
deleted message is actually removed from the inbox file.
At times, you may get a conflict between SM trying to download mail and
SM trying to automatically compact the "inbox" because of the setting at
the bottom of the page at Edit|Preferences|Mail&Newsgroup|Offline&Disk
When you have SM running, have a look at Edit|Mail&Newsgroup Account
Settings and select the "Server Settings" part of your mail account. At
the bottom of this screen, there is the location of the "Local
Directory". Note the location as this is where SeaMonkey thinks your
Close SeaMonkey, go make yourself a cuppa, then do Crtl-Alt-Delete and
see if SeaMonkey is still showing as running. If it is, End Task on it.
Do a Windows Find File/Folder looking for "inbox" without the inverted
commas. The inbox is the file that SeaMonkey stores your incoming mail
in. If you find more than one inbox, your lost mail may be in one of the
Report back with results and if you find other inboxes, someone here can
tell you how to get all your mail into one location.
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