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I haven't seen where anyone else has had a problem with Thunderbird, but I just experienced the worst. Last night I shut down my box and went to bed. This ...
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    Thunderbird - I've lost everything.


    I haven't seen where anyone else has had a problem with Thunderbird, but I just experienced the worst.

    Last night I shut down my box and went to bed. This morning when I booted up and went to check email, the Thunderbird email configurator popped up. I shut it down and checked my ~/.thunderbird directory, and none of my emails or addresses are there! Everything is gone. Poof!

    I can't imagine what happened, but thought I'd post about it in case anyone else runs into similar problems or has an idea about the cause....
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    do you have a lost and found directory (for me in /). For me one is created when there is a filesystem issue
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    Didn't think to check that though I know it's there. I'll have a look...

    EDIT: Empty. Nothing there... Thanks anyway...
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    What are the contents of ~/.thunderbird or possibly ~/.mozilla-thunderbird? Something similar happened to me, thunderbird started acting up, then it would open up without any windows/menus/icons... I found a site on the net somewhere (can't seem to find it now) which described how to regain lost mail. After some work, I managed to get my mail back (but not my settings), then switched to Sylpheed Claws
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    There's stuff in there, and some things I don't understand in the mail folders. Last night I installed Dropline Gnome so I could go back to using Evolution. If you find that about how to retrieve the data, please let me know. Thanks.
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