Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 01-21-2004, 04:15 PM   #1
Registered: May 2002
Location: Lebanon
Distribution: PCLinuxOS
Posts: 80

Rep: Reputation: 15
Urgent Urgent !!!! Mozilla Keeps All Your Deleted Emails !!!!


This happened to me right now. I told a friend who advised me to post to all (thanks, Rab!)

I thought I'd change from using Mozilla mail (1.5) so I gave Kmail a try.

I imported my "Inbox" file (the one with the envelope logo) from /home/xxx/./mozilla/default/xxxx.slt/Mail , size 45MB, to /home/xxx/Mail/, i.e., from the hidden Mozilla directory to the Kmail directory in my home folder.

Lo and behold!

To my infinite amazement and horror, ALL the emails which I though I had deleted in Mozilla (yes, and from trash, of course) were there, in Kmail, gazing at me. In Mozilla I had kept, over the last few months, about 300 emails, and now, in Kmail, I saw that I had more than 2000 !!!

I did the same with the "Sent" file, but first I opened it with Kwrite, and LO AND BEHOLD, after a few random searches, ALL the emails which I thought I had deleted (yes, and from trash as well) were there, also clearly displayed when transfered to Kmail.

(Using Slackware 9.1 on KDE and Mozilla 1.5, carrying my mail through other distros and from Mozilla 1.4)

Old 01-31-2004, 01:25 AM   #2
Registered: May 2002
Location: Lebanon
Distribution: PCLinuxOS
Posts: 80

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Nobody has answered my message!

I thought security and transparency were the two features that Linux and/or Mozilla share against Microsoft.

I'm beginning to wonder...
Old 01-31-2004, 03:22 AM   #3
Senior Member
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Silly Con Valley
Distribution: Red Hat 7.3, Red Hat 9.0
Posts: 2,054

Rep: Reputation: 46
i'm wondering what this has to do with linux. i don't use mozilla for mail, but i do use kmail. all the emails i deleted are deleted. the only folder with any emails in there is my Saved folder. nothing in the rest of my ~/Mail folders. sounds like you don't want to be using mozilla for mail if this is the case.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
boot sector and lilo collapse !!!!! URGENT URGENT URGEN !!!!! frelihm Linux - Software 21 12-02-2009 11:21 AM
Urgent Question Regarding Urgent Questions! Need Help Now! Crashed_Again LQ Suggestions & Feedback 11 10-17-2007 09:07 PM
ActiveX for Mozilla ?? (Urgent) mousef Linux - General 4 11-22-2005 07:48 AM
Urgent! Deleted Root! goosie Mandriva 12 06-30-2005 08:50 PM
URGENT!! Mozilla Mail Inbox Disappear! ahpin Linux - Software 4 12-02-2003 03:47 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:54 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration