About a month ago, OE began crashing when I accessed a certain newsgroup. It
was a group I hadn't been reading much, so I unsubscribed and the problem
was gone. Or, more correctly, it was lurking, waiting for the next
newsgroup. The problem's back today. The crash occurs at two different
times: When I manually click on a certain NG, or when OE scans all groups
for new messages.
Incidentally, I never have more than 50-75 messages in the Inbox, and I
allow auto compacting to do its thing when it wants to.
At http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/, I've read that deleting folders.dbx will
cause the loss of my folder tree structure. I assume this means that all
messages will be blended into one gigantic list. Not good. I'm wondering if
the steps shown below might work. I have twice-daily backups I can restore,
in case of trouble. And, I'm referring below to mail. Newsgroups aren't that
much of a concern at the moment.
1) Delete folders.dbx
2) Start OE and manually delete all messages.
3) Import messages from the latest backup.
The import would get its data from a backup folder which contains the older,
and possibly corrupt folders.dbx. Will I simply be importing the same
problem I began with?