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Mozilla Thunderbird email

by eliz6beth / August 13, 2007 9:14 PM PDT

I only occasionally use this email facility but when I do it comes up with a little menu at the bottom right hand corner of the page saying "Local Folders has ..... messaages" It has now reached over 3000. How do I access this local folder to delete them.

Grateful for advice


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Click on [Get Mail]
by ChuckT / August 14, 2007 5:17 AM PDT

Your mail server is holding onto those 3000(!) email messages, and T-Bird is just letting you know.

Also, you might have your account set up to leave messages on the server. Thus, your email there never gets expunged from the server.

To check and possibly change that setting:
Select Tools>Account Settings
Select "Server Settings"
Uncheck "Leave messages on server

Why would anybody want to leave the messages on the server?
If a person has multiple computers to access their email on a defined mail server, BUT there is one computer that they mainly use to "keep" all their email, they might set all other computers to leave the email. Then on that one mail computer, they have it set to NOT leave the messages. That way, when eventually using that one computer is how they can read and keep track of all the email coming and going.

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local folders
by eliz6beth / August 14, 2007 7:08 PM PDT
In reply to: Click on [Get Mail]

Hi Chuck

It is unchecked.


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local olders
by eliz6beth / August 14, 2007 7:11 PM PDT
In reply to: local folders

Hi Chuck

As I do not use Thunderbird - just put it on when I was having problems sending emails on OE I may as well just uninstall it and lose the lot.


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local folders
by eliz6beth / August 14, 2007 10:29 PM PDT
In reply to: local olders

Hi again

I have tried to uninstall it on add/remove and also ccleaner but nothing happens?


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Hi Liz
by tomron / August 14, 2007 10:54 PM PDT
In reply to: local folders
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Hi Liz
by eliz6beth / August 15, 2007 12:11 AM PDT
In reply to: Hi Liz


I had checked for the uninstaller in Start>all programmes but there was not one.

I had also tried the Add-Remove Pro 2.0 and nothing happened

How do I get into Local Folder settings (I am not very computer literate). Each time I go into Thunderbird the number keeps going up - its quite frightening.



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by tomron / August 15, 2007 4:28 AM PDT
In reply to: Hi Liz

Try reinstalling thunderbird,then if you want check add/remove and start?all programs.

Heres another LINK for future reference.


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See the Control Panel
by ChuckT / August 15, 2007 4:49 AM PDT
In reply to: Hi Liz

The Add or Remove Programs is located in the Control Panel.

The Control Panel should be (and tell us if you do NOT see it) at the Start menu.

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(NT) Rick/Chuck,Liz already tried add/remove
by tomron / August 15, 2007 6:38 AM PDT
In reply to: See the Control Panel
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Re: Liz already tried add/remove
by ChuckT / August 15, 2007 6:48 AM PDT

I am not so sure she had. She said she "had checked for the uninstaller in Start>all programmes but there was not one"

So, if what she was looking for the Add/remove in just the top level of the Start>All Programs, well, it won't be there.

I am just clarifying where it is, for her.

Even earlier, she had said "I have tried to uninstall it on add/remove and also ccleaner but nothing happens?"
So, why do you suppose that "nothing happens"?

Nothing? like nothing? or was there some sort of error message? or what other sort of nothing sort of happened?

If we don't get exact information as to what is happening, then we are shooting in the dark. I am just trying to be specific, so that there is little chance of me being misunderstood. I do not want to assume something that she did not say, and go off on a tangent.

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by tomron / August 15, 2007 6:56 AM PDT

Its just that when I read "I have tried to uninstall it on add/remove",I presume that she had tried add/remove to no avail. Happy

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and I quoted that myself.
by ChuckT / August 15, 2007 7:10 AM PDT
In reply to: OK

I did not want to just assume she meant the Add or Remove Programs applet, in the Control Panel, just because she was close to what the actual name is. That might where her confusion is.

When I write, I try to be specific, so as to eliminate ambiguity or confusion.

I am not perfect, but that doesn't stop me from trying. Happy

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Removing Mozilla Thunderbird
by PudgyOne / August 15, 2007 5:25 AM PDT
In reply to: Hi Liz

click on start

control panel

add/remove programs

click on Mozilla Thunderbird

click on remove

right click on start

left click on explore

open programs file

look for Mozilla Thunderbird folder

right click on it. delete it.

Now go to the webserver and see what is there. Fix any problems you have on the webserver, then restart your computer.

Now download Mozilla Thunderbird from here

you may want to choose another language. I noticed by the programmes.

After the download, then install it. You now have to configure it for your isp.

Things should be back to normal.


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Removing Mozilla Thunderbrid
by eliz6beth / August 15, 2007 10:56 PM PDT

Hi Evryone

Many many thanks for all your suggestions.

To clarify what I did - I went into the add/remove programme - highlighted Mozilla Thunderbird and clicked remove and nothing happened. It was the same with C Cleaner.

I have just downloaded the programme again and this time been able to remove it through the Add/remove programme.

I will certainly not be using it again.

Thanks again everyone for all your help.



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