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    Default Thunderbird and Sent Folder

    Hallo everyone,

    I have a strange problem with Thunderbird and find that I can send messages but the system has trouble saving to the Sent Folder. Here I get the following message ...

    "This message could not be moved or copied to the folder Sent because writing to the folder failed. To gain disc space, from the File menu, first choose Empty Deleted, and the choose Compact Folders, and then try again."

    I have tried doing what the message suggests but this doesn't help.

    I have also tried deleting all the msf files but that also didn't do it.

    I have plenty of disc space and have my local folders set to a directory that I have created in my 'home'.

    There doesn't seem to be any problem with writing to other folders but I can't write to the sent folder, even with drag-and-drop.

    I thought it might be a permissions issue so I copied the Sent folder file, deleted it and copied it back. But that also didn't work.

    This is really weird, so I hope that someone has a little tip for me here?

    Regards and thanks,
    Alan Searle

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    Default Re: Thunderbird and Sent Folder

    try this:
    Problem with sending mail - msg " Cannot copy to sent f • mozillaZine Forums
    that is compacting and deleting the files pointed out there
    ~ There are 10 types of people. Those who understand binary, and those who don't. ~

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    ab@novell.com NNTP User

    Default Re: Thunderbird and Sent Folder

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    I use Thunderbird (like right now) every day and haven't seen that. Are
    you sure the directory for Thunderbird is in a partition with adequate
    space? By default it will be in your home directory (/home/yourUser).

    Good luck.





    asearle wrote:
    | Hallo everyone,
    |
    | I have a strange problem with Thunderbird and find that I can send
    | messages but the system has trouble saving to the Sent Folder. Here I
    | get the following message ...
    |
    | "This message could not be moved or copied to the folder Sent because
    | writing to the folder failed. To gain disc space, from the File menu,
    | first choose Empty Deleted, and the choose Compact Folders, and then try
    | again."
    |
    | I have tried doing what the message suggests but this doesn't help.
    |
    | I have also tried deleting all the msf files but that also didn't do
    | it.
    |
    | I have plenty of disc space and have my local folders set to a
    | directory that I have created in my 'home'.
    |
    | There doesn't seem to be any problem with writing to other folders but
    | I can't write to the sent folder, even with drag-and-drop.
    |
    | I thought it might be a permissions issue so I copied the Sent folder
    | file, deleted it and copied it back. But that also didn't work.
    |
    | This is really weird, so I hope that someone has a little tip for me
    | here?
    |
    | Regards and thanks,
    | Alan Searle
    |
    |
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    Default Re: Thunderbird and Sent Folder

    I am not a SUSE user but to let you know we have the problem also.
    Mine says can't write to the sent folder. When clicking on cancle I get a message that the message was successfully sent but not written to the sent folder.
    So to keep the email for later move to sent folder I opt to save it in the draft folder. Nope can't write there either.
    Seems that about three times a year something in Thunderbird flakes out.
    I don't have time for this BS so I once again am shopping for a reliable mail client.
    The support group at Thunderbird seem to be overwhelmed and it takes longer and longer for them to address issues.
    Frankly I've never had an issue that was corrected by the tech group at Thunderbird. It's always been solved by a user on a blog.
    Wastes way too much of my time. So looking for an alternative.
    I'm lookinig at commercial package with support.
    Puff



    Quote Originally Posted by asearle View Post
    Hallo everyone,

    I have a strange problem with Thunderbird and find that I can send messages but the system has trouble saving to the Sent Folder. Here I get the following message ...

    "This message could not be moved or copied to the folder Sent because writing to the folder failed. To gain disc space, from the File menu, first choose Empty Deleted, and the choose Compact Folders, and then try again."

    I have tried doing what the message suggests but this doesn't help.

    I have also tried deleting all the msf files but that also didn't do it.

    I have plenty of disc space and have my local folders set to a directory that I have created in my 'home'.

    There doesn't seem to be any problem with writing to other folders but I can't write to the sent folder, even with drag-and-drop.

    I thought it might be a permissions issue so I copied the Sent folder file, deleted it and copied it back. But that also didn't work.

    This is really weird, so I hope that someone has a little tip for me here?

    Regards and thanks,
    Alan Searle

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    Default Re: Thunderbird and Sent Folder

    Thats great. So we neither have an answer to the problem or a suggestion for an alternative; And you do not even use suse...?

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    dd@home.dk NNTP User

    Default Re: Thunderbird and Sent Folder

    On 07/26/2012 06:16 PM, PuffTheDragon wrote:
    >
    > So looking for an alternative.
    > I'm lookinig at commercial package with support.


    you bring back to life a four year old thread, so i guess you may be a
    miracle worker.....and, i'd bet you will love the mail client of
    millions of folks who enjoy well proven software and simple software!

    give Alpine a try...it is super fact, needs few resources, is very
    configurable and is multi-featured.

    --
    dd

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