ports/72707: New Thunderbird unusable with IMAP mailboxes

Florian Le Goff madflo at poxx.net
Fri Oct 15 14:04:34 UTC 2004


[synopsis for archiving purpose : a new thunderbird installation goes in 
an infinite "Opening folder" loop on an IMAP mailbox folder]

Sebastian Schulze Struchtrup wrote:
> Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
>> I ran into this in one of my installations, and I had to remove the
>> ~/.thunderbird directory to get it working again.  Another 
>> installation did
>> not have this problem.  So far, that's the only fix I've been able to 
>> come
>> up with.  If you find a better one, please let me know.
> Deleting ~/.thunderbird/<profile>/compreg.dat was enough for me.
> According to mozilla.org, this is the "Mozilla XPCOM registry. Files 
> where Mozilla keeps track of its components."
> Probably something goes wrong when this belongs to an older version.
> And maybe, this would solve the problems with an upgrade of firefox.

Well, I'll try your tip Sebastian, it seems more "friendly" (I hope that 
my filters won't be affected).

Thanks a lot for your replies, Marcus and Sebastian.

Florian - madflo at beertech.org

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