I updated my version of Firefox in PCLinux, using Synaptic, but I did not get the latest version (3.6) for some reason, but only 3.5.6. Although I downloaded the latest version of Firefox manually I cannot seem to install it outside Synaptic. However without my asking for it when I installed Firefox 3.5.6 via Synaptic I also got my Thunderbird e-mail updated to v 3, and in doing this my mail folders and other aspects became corrupted! Indeed so much so that Thunderbird will not now run properly at all. It has clearly corrupted the import process completely. Every time I start it up now it goes through the import process 4 or 5 times failing on each occasion. It also then finally gives the error messages for each of my e-mail addresses that it cannot find the passwords! I thus now cannot receive any e-mail. Has anyone else experienced this?
I don't know why PCLinux still makes Thunderbird the default e-mail utility since it is generally acknowledged to be rubbish and unreliable. Evolution is much better. When I originally attempted to import from Outlook Express Thunderbird would not work properly and corrupted my folders and other parameters. I also could not import my account details and had to set them manually then.
Can anyone advise me please how to retrieve this situation with my e-mail, and how you can install the latest version of Firefox?