Thunderbird help.. a small disaster!

ann sanfedele annsan at
Mon Mar 12 17:29:06 EDT 2018

John - all good advice , most done before you wrote with suggestions 
from others.
I did more than necessary, as it happened, because the one thing I 
missed doing was looking in every archival folder... my typo had landed 
the ebay folder under the 2015 archive folder.. which is where I also 
found another missing bunch of emails from my cafepress sales.

Just as a point of info - I download all my email manually.. that is, it 
doesn't down load until I click on GET MAIL.  I delete spam and junk 
then.. all mail is also left on server.

I dont know what combination of keys would be a command for "archive 
this" but perhaps there is one.  anyway all fine now...


On 3/12/2018 12:25 PM, John wrote:
> Just a thought ... because I had to set Thunderbird up for my new 
> laptop, so I vaguely remember this.
> There's a "Server Settings" in the "Account Settings" under "Tools" 
> that determines whether you download messages to local folders or 
> leave them in folders on the server. Your old ebay folder may still be 
> on the server, with only the local link missing ... or maybe not if 
> you're set up to bring everything down to local folders.
> Another thing you can try is use the search at the bottom of the start 
> menu to look for "*.eml". This should show ALL of the email messages 
> currently on your computer. Looks like it's semi-alphabetical by date 
> (oldest first).
> If any of the missing ebay folder emails show up, RIGHT CLICK and 
> select "OPEN FILE LOCATION". This should give you the physical path to 
> where the emails are stored.
> Check the "Trash" Folder on the account & also under "Local Folders". 
> Also look in the "Recycle Bin". If you've accidentally deleted the 
> folder, and haven't emptied the recycle bin since then, the missing 
> folder may be in there.
> On 3/10/2018 03:40, ann sanfedele wrote:
>> That didn't work... However, my temporary solution was to remove the
>> message filters that I used in the ebay stuff folder so that, at
>> least, the ebay messages would get downloadedgoing forward.
>> While I still had the filters on ,( after ebay stuff folder
>> disappeared) two emails that came from ebay -did not- download to my
>> computer... after I took the filter off I did a test and got the two
>> emails in box (ebay sends email whenever I relist something, or have
>> a sale, or something didnt sell- so I went in and did a couple of
>> things it would send me emails about).
>> ann - sleepless in NYC
>> On 3/10/2018 2:28 AM, Henk Terhell wrote:
>>> Perhaps you can search for specific words that should be within the
>>> ebay folder, and if it shows up see what file location it has.
>>> Op 2018-03-10 om 02:19 schreef ann sanfedele:
>>>> I have my inbox in thunderbird with two subfolders (in addition
>>>> to top folder)  PDML and EBAY ... I download ALL my mail.. hardly
>>>> ever look at it on line.. I use it as a file system of
>>>> information ... I was fiddling with font sizes just now and
>>>> suddenly POOF -- the ebay folder disappeared TOTALLLLY! I have
>>>> email going from 2015 to the present . What could I have done?
>>>> Have I simply hid the folder by hitting a wrong key?
>>>> I started to go for help on line and got to a place where someone
>>>> was going to charge me for the answer.  grrrrr.
>>>> I'm on WIndows 7 pro - as I think most of you who also use
>>>> thunderbird might remember. (or not ;-))
>>>> It has to be hiding somewhwere, right?
>>>> should I do system restore to a couple of hours ago? or is there
>>>> something simple within Thunderbird?
>>>> Help!
>>>> ann

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