Thunderbird email suddenly won't let me see my older emails

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  1. fishhead

    fishhead Well-Known Member Supporter

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    All of a sudden Thunderbird cut off my emails before a certain date. A couple of weeks ago I noticed that my older inbox emails were gone. Then today I noticed again that the emails before April 24th are gone.

    Is there some kind of setting that I accidentally reset as far as how long to keep emails?

    I went to my provider email site and had a little trouble finding my older emails but I thought I had it fixed. It shouldn't matter because I have seem to have lost emails that have already been downloaded on my computer.

    Thanks!
     
  2. painterswife

    painterswife Sock puppet reinstated Supporter

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    Look for archived emails. It usually basis if you want to do this. You may have hit yes by accident.
     
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  3. Nevada

    Nevada Voice of Reason Supporter

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    When you configured your email settings, did you use POP3 or IMAP?
     
  4. fishhead

    fishhead Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Sorry for the delay. I post a thread and then forget I posted it.

    I'm not sure what I used but I think it used to be POP3.

    I stumbled on something interesting. I have 2 email programs. Live Mail and Thunderbird. Until this winter I've been mainly using Live Mail and when I checked that program I can see all of my emails. It could be possible that those emails in Thunderbird and missing from it were because I switched back and forth to Live Mail.

    It's just too hard to keep all of this straight in my head.

    I have seen the Archive button before. I just checked it but there are only two emails in the archives.

    Thanks for everyone's help.
     
  5. Bearfootfarm

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