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#1 2024-07-07 17:17:49

mclien
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Thunderbird receives more mail, then I end up in my inbox?

after the recent Thunderbird update (not 100% sure if that is the source of the problem) I have some strange behavior tẃith a pop mail account.
I have that account set to only receive messages on demand. Since the update whenever I use the "get messages" button, I see the footer stating something like "receiving x messages of 39" and when it finishes, I end up with significant less messages in my inbox.

I do have 2 filters, which sort messages into 2 sub-folders, but no messages end up there either.

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#2 2024-07-09 21:25:33

mknoop
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Re: Thunderbird receives more mail, then I end up in my inbox?

Since no one else is commenting, I will just say that I have been getting a similar behavior.  I do not know if it predates the last upgrade

When Thunderbird runs a get message command I sometimes get a message in the status bar at the bottom about messages received, but there are no messages in my inbox or junk folder.  I even tried using the server's web site email access to check if there were messages in the spam folder there, but there are no new ones.

I do not seem to be missing any messages, it is just weird.

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#3 2024-07-10 14:31:43

mclien
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Re: Thunderbird receives more mail, then I end up in my inbox?

I did the following: Look up the inbox on the server (webmail interface).
2 new messages.
Then I did run the "get messages" on my clients thunderbird.
Status bar is showing some strange number of messages (20+)
New messages actually in inbox:2

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#4 2024-07-11 13:23:36

stargate-sg1-cheyenne-mtn
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Re: Thunderbird receives more mail, then I end up in my inbox?

haven't used thunderbird for years but seem to recall having to do a "complete uninstall" and then reinstall to cure some misbehavior that i cannot exactly remember. also of note, only ever used POP3 and never IMAP.


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#5 2024-07-12 06:32:36

mclien
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Re: Thunderbird receives more mail, then I end up in my inbox?

I'm running 8 Mail accounts in the thunderbird and therefore reluctant to uninstall it completely.

As an addition sometimes I "receive" a bunch of mails with none in my inbox at all.

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#6 2024-07-12 07:37:16

yohno
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Registered: 2019-09-25
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Re: Thunderbird receives more mail, then I end up in my inbox?

Why not try another one like betterbird or epyrus?! I'd recommend epyrus since it is easier to switch by copying Mail sub-directory from thunderbird's stuff.

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#7 2024-07-12 08:26:37

stargate-sg1-cheyenne-mtn
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Re: Thunderbird receives more mail, then I end up in my inbox?

re: @yohno's suggestions of betterbird and/or epyrus

out of curiosity i did a bit of poking around and wanted to share for present/future forum/thread visitors

betterbird's current homepage has several interesting comments regarding thunderbird's broken(ness)
ttps://www.betterbird.eu/

enjoyed this circa 2023 thread and epyrus creator athenian200's apparent easy-going/friendly demeanor
ttps://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?t=30476


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#8 2024-07-13 20:14:42

s1mple
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Registered: 2023-11-13
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Re: Thunderbird receives more mail, then I end up in my inbox?

I once had a Yahoo Mail account that I accessed with POP3. It showed it had several thousand e-mails instead of the correct number. That might be what is happening. The IMAP/SMTP server reporting a wrong number. I don't know Thunderbird, but it might have a Network Log window like Claws Mail, where you can see the plaintext communication with the server.

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