UnicodeDecodeError? Argh! Nothing works! I'm tired and hurting and...

Steven D'Aprano steve at REMOVE-THIS-cybersource.com.au
Tue Nov 24 14:02:09 CET 2009

On Mon, 23 Nov 2009 22:06:29 +0100, Alf P. Steinbach wrote:

> 6. Googling, yes, it seems Thunderbird has a habit of "forgetting"
> mails. But they're really there after all. It's just the index that's
> screwed up.
> And I'm hesitant to just delete index file, hoping that it'll rebuild.

Right-click on the mailbox and choose "Rebuild Index".

If you're particularly paranoid, and you probably should be, make a 
backup copy of the entire mail folder first.


Good grief, it's about six weeks away from 2010 and Thunderbird still 
uses mbox as it's default mail box format. Hello, the nineties called, 
they want their mail formats back! Are the tbird developers on crack or 
something? I can't believe that they're still using that crappy format.

No, I tell a lie. I can believe it far too well.


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