Comment 0 for bug 261595

Build ID: Mozilla Thunderbird 0.5 (20040208)

This was encountered in Thunderbird 0.5, but since there doesn't seem to be an
appropriate component for it there, I'm assuming this is code that's common to
both Thunderbird and Mozilla MailNews. If I'm wrong, feel free to move it back.

I ran out of disk space on my iBook while Thunderbird was running. Thunderbird
politely stopped checking mail since it didn't have anywhere to put the mail
when it downloaded it (or so it appeared anyway). However, when I cleared up
the disk space issue, Thunderbird started downloading mail again. The only
problem is it apparently tossed the UIDL information about the POP3 mailbox (I
have it set to leave mail on the server for 7 days), and it proceeded to
redownload the last 7 days worth of mail (3000 or so pieces), giving me
duplicates of a lot of things and resurrecting several dozen messages I had
locally deleted.

I've actually had this happen to me twice today (I've been fighting with the
disk space until I get a chance to move some things to another computer), so
it's reproducible.

(I have over 200 MB free as I type this, but OS X likes to allocate huge chunks
at once for swap, and that's what's killing me).