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Old 08-17-2011, 07:40 AM   #1
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Hi, I'm a newbie so treat me nicely!

I've had Thunderbird two months now. Everything is going well until I switch on one day and all the emails that have been downloaded previous are corrupt. I can't see the content, they are either blank of have thousands of random letters. The only thing I can do is delete the emails. It has now happened twice in two months. Can anybody offer any advice? Thanks.

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How recently have you compacted your folders? Compacting is something that needs to be done regularly in any email program. We recommend weekly, but many of us do it daily. When done often enough, it can be an extremely fast process. Not doing so can lead to problems like those you are experiencing. See this about how to and why it's so important: Compacting folders - MozillaZine Knowledge Base

To avoid this happening again, see the tips in these articles:
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