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Re: Compacting evolution mail folders

Are you emptying the trash?

Arthur H. Johnson II
Catechist, St John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Davison MI USA
President, Genesee County Linux Users Group
Debian GNU/Linux Advocate

On 22 Mar 2002, Michael D. Crawford wrote:

> I am using Evolution 1.0.2 on a PowerPC Macintosh running sid.
> I subscribe to a lot of mailing lists, and have my mail sorted into a
> couple dozen mail folders.  I'm using real folders here, not the virtual
> ones.
> Periodically, I delete all the mail from most of the mailing list
> folders (because I can read it from the archive websites).  But
> evolutions disk space usage doesn't always get smaller, or not much so.
> For example, I have one mail folder that has no messages at all in it,
> because I've deleted them all, yet the subdirectory for that mailbox has
> over 22 megabytes of files in it!  Most of the space is in a file called
> "mbox.ibex".
> Is there some way I can compact these mailboxes to free unused space?
> I'm using a small drive on this machine and need to be conservative
> about my file usage, but the total space consumed by evolution, even
> with the majority of my mail folders just emptied, is about a quarter of
> a gigabyte!
> (I am getting a bigger drive soon... but still...)
> Mike

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