Yesterday around lunchtime I opened up Thunderbird to discover that about 40 emails were missing out of my inbox.
I wasn’t that concerned because I’ve had things like that happen before, but as I went through the numerous recommended recovery steps and still had no email, I started thinking about what was actually in the inbox.
A few were digests I hadn’t had a chance to read yet, a couple were newsletters I wanted to go through later, but most of them were client correspondence I’d already replied to, or was awaiting a reply to. Nothing horribly important.
So now I only have four emails in my inbox. That’s a lot better. I’m still going to try to recover that missing mail, but what happened was not actually that bad. That’ll teach me to clear out my inbox more often, maybe.