I would check the root prefix path, or IMAP server directory, whatever 
they name it, typically set to
 -- post OS 10.4, the trailing slash should be left off--mail will do 
unpredictable things if that path is not correct.



Carol Caldwell-Edmonds,
Enterprise Technology Services: Client Services
Manager, UVM Computing Helpline and the Computer Depot Clinic
University of Vermont
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Geoffrey Marchand wrote:
> The staff member has now reported that webmail is exhibiting the same 
> issues as Thunderbird.
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> From: Geoffrey Marchand <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 4:16 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Odd Thunderbird activity
> Good Afternoon,
>      A staff member here in athletics has been experiencing odd email 
> issues for a few months now. Her client is the latest version of 
> Thunderbird on a brand new Macbook (10.5.6). The problem has 
> heightened since moving to the new computer. Here is what is going on:
> 1) Mail doesn't arrive in the inbox User must close and reopen program 
> everytime in order to receive new mail (This I have seen before and is 
> usually intermittent/rare with users)
> 2) Mail she deletes from inbox will suddenly reappear in the inbox 
> minutes or hours later.
> 3) When she moves messages into Mail folders they disappear (get 
> deleted) within 24-36 hours. I have recovered the messages and put 
> them back in their respective folders only to have them keep 
> disappearing.
>    I have completely removed the program and reinstalled with a new 
> Thunderbird profile but unfortunately these issues continue. The 
> account settings are the standard UVM config settings that most users 
> in our dept have. Webmail appears to be working properly. I haven't 
> tried moving messages into folders via Webmail but will give it a try.
> Any thoughts or suggestions why this might be happening??? Anyone 
> using an alternative OSX email client?
> Thanks -Geoff
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