Thunderbird crash(mepis 7.0)

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Thunderbird crash(mepis 7.0)

#1 Postby grabro » Thu Jan 01, 2009 7:12 am

Hi

I've just installed Mepis 7.0 on a separate partition and transfered all me emails over

The problem is that when I click on any email, either new or old, Thunderbird crashes. It is therefore impossible to read any emails except right mouse click and using print preview.

Incidentally the bin file is Thunderbird not Icedove. Firefox works OK.

Has anyone else experienced this problem?

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#2 Postby mepnoob2005 » Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:29 am

I was a long time thunderbird user. Even from the windows days. But I found a few similar problems that made me go back to kmail. I have kmail set up so it gets my gmail. The links all work from kmail but not thunderbird. I don't use thunderbird any more and I doubt if I ever will. I'm happier with kmail than I was with thunderbird.

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#3 Postby carlops » Thu Jan 01, 2009 12:31 pm

I think the mail store has become corrupt. Open TB then click on File > Compact folders.

Another possibility is that you accidentally changed file permissions on the .thunderbird folder. Make sure your account has full rights (also on sub folders).
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Thunderbird Crashed (mepis 7)

#4 Postby grabro » Thu Jan 01, 2009 4:53 pm

Hi

Thanks for your help. I tried to compact the folders but it did not work. I eventually removed Thunderbird and reinstalled it then transferred my original layout from Mepis 6.5. I can now read the emails without it crashing. The big test will come when I need to send an email.

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#5 Postby joany » Thu Jan 01, 2009 5:53 pm

I've installed Thunderbird a couple of times in a newly-installed OS, and I always re-use the local directory kept in a separate HDD partition. But before I do that, I first go through all the Thunderbird setup steps that occur when it is launched for the first time, including identifying the proper pop and smtp accounts with my email provider and setting my password.

Once all that is working, I change the local directory under Server Settings to the local directory I'm re-using and restart Thunderbird. Voila -- all my previous folders are there, along with all the previous messages.

When you did the new installation, did you go through all the steps in the Thunderbird setup wizard?
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Thunderbird Crash

#6 Postby grabro » Sat Jan 03, 2009 2:29 pm

Joany

Thanks for you help. I reinstalled my original .mozilla-thunderbird file but noticed it could not copy over certain files. I did it again as root and everything went OK and it is now working fine.

Thanks agin everyone for your help.

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