Re: Compacting evolution mail folders
- To: "Michael D. Crawford" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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- Subject: Re: Compacting evolution mail folders
- From: "Arthur H. Johnson II" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 06:30:50 -0500 (EST)
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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
> 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
> 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...)