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Email Tabs - Change?

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So, since this has now happened to me a few times, I'm asking for help!  :) Thunderbird 78.11 - have used TB for many years, happily. I customarily keep several tabs open - for emails I need to reply to, at some point, or that contain something I'll come back to. This morning, of the 6 "open" tabs, 4 of them were not the emails I'd put there, but older ones totally unrelated to anything. In other words, only 2 were ones I'd put there, the other 4 (which were there last night) had "changed", somehow, to different emails. I hope I'm making sense! As I said, this has now happened a handful of times - not consistently and with no discernible pattern. Thunderbird is always open - so it's not a matter of restarting/reopening (and the tabs usually stay in place when I do that anyway). Open to suggestions - and appreciate any thoughts!

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Two possibilities: if the message displayed doesn't correspond with the Subject and sender, right-click the folder in the Folder Pane, Properties, Repair Folder, to rebuild the index. If the set of tabs that are shown when TB starts is not the same set that was open at last closing, Help/Troubleshooting, Profile Folder, Show in Finder, close TB, delete or rename session.json. It will be automatically recreated when TB restarts.

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So, I just had this happen again, in front of my eyes! I had several tabs - showing emails that I needed to attend to (probably 6 or so). As I clicked on one to read (with the correct subject line showing in the tab), it instantly changed (as did the subject line) to a different email!?! The same thing happened as I worked through the tabs, except for one. Very bizarre! I just took your suggestion of repairing the Inbox folder, but wanted to share my experience, in case it prompted any additional thoughts from anyone.

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