Hi, I have this strange problem. Running on XP SP2, latest thunderbird\nversion. Nod32 as antivirus.\n\nSo, in the last days thunderbird gave me some trouble. It started to\ntake forever to process the msgbase at startup. I could see the progress\nbar sluggishly moving forward. Then ok, checks email and works ok 1st\ntime, then after a while as I tried to look again in incoming mail\nfolder, it wouldn't show mail in the windows on the right, which was\nblank. The prog bar moved on but very slowly and ended up on hanging the\nprogram which needed to be terminated.\n\nOk, so first I try to delete ALL MAIL to see if i could "fix" the\nmsgbase by purging the culprit mail. No use. I uninstalled and\nreinstalled, configured accounts from scratches and it was ok. So I\nfigured it was a DLL problem or something, and I copied in the backup I\nformerly made.\n\nNow, it's SLIGHTLY better. It's sluggish on startup but then works fine\nand doesn't hang. The problem is, it doesn't do self-check of email\nanymore on the set interval. Neither does it when I click on the get\nmail button.\nBUT it does check email if i click on the right of the button, open\nmenu, and select "get all mail" (sorry dont' know exact entry name in\nenglish).\n\nMi opinion is still that the msgbase has been someway corrupt. Yours?\nIn case you agree, are there tools to purge or fix thunderbird msgbase,\nor maybe just rebuild it... Maybe something that'd let me export and\nreimport all mails in a brand new msgbase...?\n\nTHANKS and sorry for lengthy post, I've tried to be specific.\n\nStefano\n\nP.S. BTW I'm also running freepops, a demon to check web-only mails tru\nPOP3, but it's completely stand-alone and anyway the problem remains if\nI shut it down.