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From: Brian Riis (brian_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-10-04 09:51:02

Markus Schöpflin wrote:
> Brian Riis wrote:
>> Reece Dunn wrote:
>>> Jonathan Turkanis wrote:
>>>> "Stefan Slapeta" <stefan_nospam__at_[hidden]> wrote in message
>>>> news:cjkj7t$a8u$
> >>>
>>>> Last time I used Mozilla for reading newsgroups (over a year ago)
>>>> if found that it would frequently report a particular numbers of
>>>> messages as unread (the number would appear in parantheses after
>>>> the newsgroup name) but no messages in my inbox would by marked as
>>>> unread. I could never tell whether the reported number of unread
>>>> messages was an error, or if there really were some unread messages
>>>> getting lost. So I switched to Outlook.
>>>> Does Thunderbird use the same code as the Mozilla browser's news
>>>> and email client? If so, do you know if this problem has been
>>>> fixed?
>>> I am not sure about the code base it uses, but it appears to report
>>> the correct number of messages in the Inbox (and the subfolders I
>>> have created for the various Boost threads, using the Filters feature
>>> which rocks!) So maybe they have fixed the problem you experienced
>>> :).
>> Unfortunately, no. I've experienced the exact same problem with
>> ThunderBird 0.8. In the end, the only resolution was to resubscribe to
>> the newsgroup. Don't know how the problem started, but apparently it's
>> not a new thing.
> You can fix this by editing the news rc file in the thunderbird folder.
> It contains lines like for example:
> gmane.comp.lib.boost.devel:
> 1-111178,111273,111274,111276,111279,111291,111357
> Just canchge this to
> gmane.comp.lib.boost.devel: 1-111357
> and it behaves normally again. By doing so, you of course also mark all
> messages as read, but its better than resubscribing if you have a big
> local archive. The fix also works for Mozilla.

Fix? Seems more like a hack to me... :) But thanks a lot for the tip. I
*did*, in fact, lose a rather large local archive when I resubscribed,
so this'll be a life-saver, if it happens again.

> HTH, Markus

It will!

  /Brian Riis

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