I just installed Thunderbird 3 on my Mac. Often when I click on an IMAP folder (other than the Inbox), Thunderbird will suddenly and arbitrarily mark unread numerous messages (from several to thousands) within the folder. I issue the "Mark Folder Read" command, which has the desired effect... until I click the folder again. The number of messages marked unread seems random. What could be the problem? This does not happen on my work computer, which runs Thunderbird 3 for Windows.
Edit: I have noticed recently that Thunderbird 3 for Windows has a tendency to mark messages unread as they are archived.