thunderbird 3 on mac os x crashing upon launch

a client’s thunderbird 3 stopped launching – everytime it would bounce for a bit on the dock and then give a crash report. some googling revealed a few possible fixes, including the deletion of the metadata folder [didn’t work] and this fix which did:

Fire up “”

cd Library/Thunderbird/Profiles/.default/Mail/Local Folders
find . -type f -name "*.msf" | xargs -I {} rm {}

all is well.

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