Yup… Thunderbird just “lost” my entire inbox. I know that sometimes Symmantec Antivirus used to find a virus in my inbox and it would quarantine the entire inbox file and I would say “bye bye inbox” until I got Symmantec to un-quarantine the file – it hasn’t done that for ages though, it now scans the mails as I’m downloading them so it removes the virii before they even reach my mailbox. But today my inbox went missing. Symmantec’s logs say it did nothing to it, the event log on my PC says that nothing happened to it. But my Inbox file is now 0bytes in size.
I use Thunderbird because of its cool bayesian junk mail filtering, but I think I’d rather deal with junk mail manually than run the risk of losing my entire inbox again. (And thanks to the fact that I’ve not had a working pc at home for about 3 months I don’t have copies of the mails at home – usually I’d at least have the mails at both home and at work.)
So now I think I’m going to go back to using Outlook Express. I got a copy of Outlook 2002 with my i-Mate, but I can’t seem to get it to get setup so that each of my 3 mail accounts has its mail delivered to a different inbox. I don’t want to mix my personal mails with website related stuff and my wife’s mails… I want them separate. I can do that in Outlook Express and with Thunderbird but for some reason I couldn’t seem to get Outlook 2002 to do it.
Anyway, if you know of any good anti-spam products that would work for Outlook Express please let me know. 🙂
[Update: I switched on my PC this morning and Symmantec popped up a message to say that it had just quarantined my Inbox. (Its logged date for the quarantine was around 9am on the 22nd of June 2005.) So I told it to un-quarantine it, and lo and behold when I opened up Thunderbird all my mails were back! I have no idea how they managed to disappear yesterday and reappear today or how Symmantec managed to quarantine a copy of my mailbox this morning that didn’t exist yesterday. Anyway, its back… Yay]