Re: Replying to list
Johannes Wiedersich wrote:
I would rather say: the inability to keep and save all your mails in
mbox files is another aggravating area of incompetence.
It is rather annoying and a possible threat to mail-archive-integrity
that Tbird stores all mails of a folder in a single file. The user has
to 'compact' their folders in order to really 'delete' messages out of
that file that were moved to the Trash and expunged from the Trash
For users of virus-ridden OSes that also means that e-mail viruses
remain on the system until they are deleted, expunged and compacted
(yes, three individual manual steps!)
[For users of linux it's the same three steps.]
All those steps can be automated, if you wish.
1) Deleting: Account Settings => Offline & Disk Space
2) Expunging: Account Settings (main window)
3) Compacting: Preferences => Advanced => Offline & Disk Space
No more manual steps!
Michael M. ++ Portland, OR ++ USA
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