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Re: thunderbird bug

  • Subject: Re: thunderbird bug
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 04:30:17 +0000
  • Newsgroups: alt.hacker
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
  • References: <VBDTf.58095$Jd.15400@newssvr25.news.prodigy.net> <441f2297$1@news1.ethz.ch> <kHFTf.2338$4L1.902@newssvr11.news.prodigy.com> <441f4cd9$0$4642$5a62ac22@per-qv1-newsreader-01.iinet.net.au>
  • Reply-to: newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • User-agent: KNode/0.7.2
__/ [ dj_nme ] on Tuesday 21 March 2006 00:46 \__

> Rainman wrote:
>> Leo Fellmann wrote:
>>>Rainman wrote:
>>>>Anybody else notice a tiny little bug in thunderbird when downloading
>>>>headers from their newsserver? Every time I log on, it says I have about
>>>>630 new headers (by highlighting the NG with bold letters and the number
>>>>next to it in parenthesis), but I've already looked at those messages
>>>>and know for certain I'm up to date.
>>>Have they actually been marked as read (numbers in bold are # of unread
>>>headers, not # of new headers & can persist)?
>> I have no unread messages. When I click on a message, it goes away, but
>> the next time I open thunderbird, it shows that many new unread (same
>> thing in my case I guess, because I have read all the old ones) messages.
>>>Workaround would be to right-click on the newsgroup and "Mark Newsgroup
>>>Can help especially if you have unread posts as a result of not
>>>downloading the message bodies of your own posts.
>> Did that, but it only fixes it for the current session. When I close the
>> client and open it again later, it initially detects that many again.
>> Rainman
> I have had the same thing happen, but I have a feeling that it is a
> glitch with the server and not Thunderbird.
> It only happens once in a while and a few days later everything returns
> to normal without me doing anything.

Have you yet filed a report with Bugzilla? This might be fixable and
reporting it to the NG would have no effect. I have never come across such
issues and I have used KNode exclusively as a newsreader, for years.

I don't want to start a newsreader wars (there is a whole newsgroup dedicated
to only this topic), but mail clients tend to be poor newsreaders because of
the tendency to integrate mail and treat news as though it was mail. I heard
from some people that Thunderbird, which I use for E-mail, is not most
suitable for newsgroups. I use Mozilla Mail for news on occasions, but it is
not on par with KNode either.

Best wishes,


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