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"Sending of message failed." Part 2.

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plonkplonk
 
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Post Posted November 1st, 2013, 9:46 am

From my post yesterday:

I'm using TB 24.1.0 and this error message just started appearing today. (I've been using this version w/o any problem until today.) I get this message when I'm replying to an email; I have not gotten it when I send out a fresh message.

"Sending of message failed.
Unable to open the temporary file C:\\Users\username\appdata\local\temp\nsmail,tmp. Check your “Temporary Directory” setting."

The strange thing is that when I clear the error message and hit send again, the message is sent!


I find that my hitting send on a reply no longer works; I now get the same error message over and over again.

Upon further checking, the "C:\\Users\username\appdata\local\temp" folder has a series of "nsemail-X" files; there is one for each failed reply attempt. (X is an increasing integer used to differentiate the files.)

Any further ideas?

Thanks.

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Post Posted November 1st, 2013, 10:41 am

Sounds like an old nsmail.tmp file got corrupted and the program couldn't open it.

Try just deleting them all, including the one without the -X if there is one. They are temporary files that are not needed after the message is sent, with legacy filenames carried over from when TBird evolved from Netscape.
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Post Posted November 1st, 2013, 10:48 am

I was about to report that I have the same problem, makaiguy, when I saw your response. Worked for me! Thanks.

BTW this started yesterday when I installed v 24.1.0

plonkplonk
 
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Post Posted November 1st, 2013, 11:11 am

Doug, thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately it didn't work for me... Bummer.

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Post Posted November 1st, 2013, 11:12 am

"BTW this started yesterday when I installed v 24.1.0"

Same here. How do we revert to an earlier version?

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Post Posted November 1st, 2013, 12:56 pm

plonkplonk, please stay with your original thread. viewtopic.php?f=39&t=2764523
Posting the same question in multiple threads just leads to confusion.

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Post Posted November 1st, 2013, 1:49 pm

Sorry, Dan. I just added to my original post. Feel free to delete this one.

Thanks.

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