Thunderbird bug corrupt e-mail database

Posted on Monday, November 27 2006 @ 15:54:16 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Bug hunters found a critical flaw in Mozilla's Thunderbird e-mail client. E-mails that don't have a unique sender-ID and message-ID and some mails send by ChillKat and Outlook Express can lead to problems.

The result is that Thunderbird stores the e-mails in your e-mail database but you won't be able to see them. The e-mails corrupt your database and once Thunderbird compresses the database it will delete these e-mails.

New beta versions feature a fix for the problem, an official version is expected in December.

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