@ bevills1 , I'm working in the dark on this as I've never had Thunderbird .
Is it possible that you have "Blocked" these email addresses ?
I don't know why even then they wouldn't go to a "Delete" folder .
That being said this is how I interpret using the link process but bear in mind I don't have a way to test it.
1.Open your Thunderbird profile folder. Generally this folder can be found under C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR USER NAME\Application Data\Thunderbird\Profiles.
2.An eMail that was delivered to the Inbox, subsequently deleted and emptied from the Trash. The traces of this eMail should still be found in the Inbox folder.
3.open the folder for the respective eMail account, then launch the Inbox file without the .msf file extension in a text editor, such as Notepad.
- For the correct file type it should just say â€œfileâ€, rather than â€œMSF-fileâ€.
5.To recover the eMail and make it reappear in its original folder, change the X-Mozilla-status to 0. In the example pictured below it says â€œX-Mozilla-status: 0009â€³. The result should say â€œX-Mozilla-status: 0â€³.
From - Tue Oct 27 08:52:14 2009
This should be changed to : x-Mozilla-status: 0
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 23:30:48 -0700
From: Stumbteupon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Recommended Internet sites for tinas from Stumbleupon
The missing email should now be in the Inbox .
For you it may be the Junk box instead of the Inbox .
Since the email was originally in the Junk box.
You might try the Junk box first & that is where the missing email should be if this works.
All this is for is to recover the already missing emails .
I don't know how to fix the problem.
My suggestion after you have recovered these emails is to "Save" all the emails you want to keep.
Uninstall Thunderbird & then install the newest version .
Sometimes that fixes a corruption problem.
Good luck . I wish someone with Thunderbird had posted more information.
DukeOfUrl's reply was pretty limited.