Serge Popper wrote:
Daniel, thanks for the great explanation. I'm just recuperating from
Swine Flu and have little energy for anything. I'll do what you suggest
and report back.
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
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 other accounts.
Report back with results and if you find other inboxes, someone here
can tell you how to get all your mail into one location.
In another location, reg would probably recommend plenty of scotch or
Get well soon.
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