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ep2012

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Post Posted October 31st, 2017, 10:24 pm

What is this?

It showed up in one of my accounts.

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Post Posted November 1st, 2017, 12:48 am

popstate.dat is a file used by a POP account to keep track of which of its messages have been downloaded so that they don't get downloaded again. popstate-1.dat sounds like a second copy was created due to some hiccup. Any with a numeric suffix will be ignored.

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Post Posted November 6th, 2017, 8:07 am

tanstaafl wrote:popstate.dat is a file used by a POP account to keep track of which of its messages have been downloaded so that they don't get downloaded again. popstate-1.dat sounds like a second copy was created due to some hiccup. Any with a numeric suffix will be ignored.


I think I tried to delete it & it wouldn't delete. So does this mean it's there permanently?

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Post Posted November 6th, 2017, 8:29 am

Was Thunderbird closed when you tried to delete that file using Windows Explorer?

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