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Is it safe to add an exception to thunderbird folder?
I use Thunderbird for my email. For the past few weeks I've been getting the "Messages could not be filtered to folder ... because adding a message to it failed. Verify that the folder is displaying properly or try to repair it from the folder properties." error message with the unsorted messages being delivered to my inbox. This doesn't affect all the messages, It only effects messages that I have set up in my filter to go to a specific folder, trash or junk. This seems to be a bug with Thunderbird for quite awhile.
I begun using the 'Repair' function in the 'Properties' drop-down menu and even tried creating a new filter which may have worked on a few messages but it failed to fix the issue permanently. Once I click OK the message goes into my inbox. Once in my inbox if I click "Filter Messages in Folder", all the messages then go to the proper folders.
Thunderbird told me to add an exception to my Thunderbird profile folder, as my anti virus is scanning the file the mail for that folder is stored in. They recommended I add an exception to my anti virus product for the folder where the Thunderbird profile folders are stored.
So.... if I add the exception, is that a good idea? Doesn't that kill any virus protection for viruses that might come into my email? I am confused as to what I should do safely.
thanks for any help!