[Bug 23302] Re: Message is partially lost if disk is full

W3ird_N3rd w3ird_n3rd at gmx.net
Sat Dec 13 23:28:53 UTC 2008

I had Thunderbird running (and checking mail every 10min
automatically) while I ran out of disk space because of a DVB recording
(why doesn't kaffeine stop before eating the last 50MB or so?).

My mailbox seems fine, but when I check for mail now, Thunderbird wants
to download 11.000 messages or so. Messages that already are in the
inbox but Thunderbird doesn't seem to understand that. I could obviously
download those 11.000 messages and delete them again, but it doesn't
seem right. Rebuilding the index didn't help.

Proposed solution: let Thunderbird check if there is enough disk space
before collecting mail. If there's less than 200MiB (I'm just picking a
number) available, do not collect mail from the server. This way you can
never get into this corrupted state in the first place..

Message is partially lost if disk is full
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