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Junk and Message filters act strangely

Submitted by jrh on December 21, 2005 - 12:39pm

I read that we're recommended not to use the junk filter, however I receive so much junk that I decided to give it a go. I've never had problems with PTB freezing or crashing, but some other strange things have happened.

First, it's not catching 50% or so of the junk messages that go through for some reason. It's also marking messages as 'junk' that have never been marked before, and are on a whitelist.

Second, the message filters act weird, too. They filter messages that don't even remotely match the rules to that filter. For example, one message this morning was placed in a folder that only receives messages moved because they contain exactly "ing@." Upon looking at the folder, the mail was marked junk and moved to the junk folder. I have also had issues where after a message is moved by a filter, upon clicking on the folder it marks it as junk and moves it, even though it is clearly not junk.

Synchronize Profiles

Submitted by zphantom on December 20, 2005 - 10:19am

Is there a way to synchronize the profiles, such as the porfile on my main PC as well as on my USB. I've noticed that when I go to get new mail on my USB, if I've already got it on my home PC then it won't show on my USB. I'd hate to have to copy the pc profile to the USB everytime I want to update my inbox. Plus if I receive something on PTB then my regular Thunderbird won't get it. These portable apps have been a lifesaver. Thanks for the effort and time.

Modified autorun.inf file

Submitted by jrh on December 16, 2005 - 2:38pm

I modified the autorun.inf file provided to include "Launch Portable Thunderbird" in the list of programs that XP displays in the autorun window. It's one less click you have to make to run PTB!

action=Launch Portable Thunderbird

Can PTB still read RSS?

Submitted by jrh on December 15, 2005 - 2:04pm

I just started using Portable Thunderbird 1.5 and I love it. There are, obviously, a few quirks, but that's to be expected.

One, for instance, is that it doesn't seem to read RSS. It wont download the any new articles headers for some reason.

It this a known issue with all the portable Thunderbirds?

TB1.5 RC1 Checks for Default Mail Client

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on December 14, 2005 - 8:17am

Am I the first person to have a problem with Portable TB? Is it that good?

On the support page, you say that you have made modifications so that Tb doesn't check if it is the default mail client. I am using Portable Tb1.5 RC1, and everytime I run it in this library, I get asked if I want to set TB to be the default client....

Anyone else have this problem?