Jim Byrnes jf_byrnes at
Sat Sep 17 14:15:01 UTC 2011

I apologize for starting a new thread with the same name as my old one. 
When reading the reply from sktsee I clicked on the menu to check his 
recommendations, the message was marked as read and I no long had access 
to it.  For convenience I have copied and pasted the original from the 

On 09/16/2011 03:35 PM, Jim Byrnes wrote:

Following some advice I received here I started to read the list on
gmane. I like it and it is working well except I can't see any old
messages. Once I read a message and close that account the next time I
open gmane I don't see anything I have read previously.

I have View-->Threads set to all.

Settings--> Sync & Storage is as follows:

Disk Space - No entries are checked

Recover Disk Space - Don't delete any messages is checked

Remove bodies from msg more than 30 days old is checked.

I have a version of Seamonkey on this machine and it will let me see old
messages. The settings seem to be the same.

What other settings do I need to change in Thunderbird?

Thanks, Jim

Yeah, Thunderbird makes message display filtering harder than it should be.

View -> Messages -> All
View -> Threads -> All
Quick Filter button "Show only unread messages" should be unchecked.


I don't see a menu item View -> Messages -> All

The other two items I have set as you suggest.

Regards,  Jim

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