Does this help?This morning my Thunderbird inbox had 3 read messages, the oldest four days old. Out of curiosity I opened Live Mail, then closed it. Guess what? when I returned to thunderbird all inbox messages were gone. If anyone has a clue as to why this is happening I would love to hear from you.
My mail address is "..............@BT.com." When I access my mail account with them, through my browser, all mail that has been downloaded to Thunderbird is erased.In Thunderbird you have specified an mail account, go with Edge, Chrome,... to the site of the mail provider, login with your account and open webmail. Are the messages your are missing still avaible there?
The last twice I have opened Live Mail it has emptied, without trace, my Thunderbird inbox. As I now have quite a few mails in that folder I don't want them disappearing again.Open live mail in your webbroser, check again there, look in the wastebasket, and try a search, a search may find even deleted messages. Any luck this time?
If I read and understand this, your disapeared mail showed up in your live mail, with other words live mail synchronizes with your local email client.Hi all, I'm going to give up on this problem.
This morning checked my Thunderbird inbox, 15 or so mails, I then signed on to my BT account (my ISP) and checked my inbox, same mails there.
I then opened Live Mail, and see my mail from way back is in the inbox plus, my latest mail.
Re-opened Thunderbird, inbox showed my mails for a fraction of a second before they all disappeared, and, on re-checking my inbox with my ISP find all my inbox mail has disappeared.
Live Mail is now history, many thanks to all who replied.
Live Mail has always been opened through my web browser.If I read and understand this, your disapeared mail showed up in your live mail, with other words live mail synchronizes with your local email client.
How did you open live mail?
- Go with your webbroser to Outlook – free personal email and calendar from Microsoft, then login into live mail?
- Or have you entered your live mail account in Thunderbird and open it by clicking in Thunderbird on your live mail inbox?
If you see all mail in live mail, you are almost forced to use it as your default client, and as I understand it well you don't want it.
Thanks for that, the inbox file in my imapmail folder is over 5Mb in size and when opened in Notepad does show message headers, but there seems no way I can persuade Thunderbird to recover them.You should have a file called INBOX(w/out an extension) under there somewhere. Mine's under my imapmail folder and is fairly larger than any other file in that folder. I prefer to open w/Notepad. You should start to see message headers and such. I only mention this if you've lost messages and want to recover them, they may very well still be there.
Anyway, I'm not an expert by any means, but willing to help out if you want to recover old messages.