Thunderbird leftover

yvan yvan.strahm at
Tue Nov 20 04:46:51 UTC 2007

Hello list,

I am using Thunderbird version (20071022) with feisty and have noticed that even if the mailbox if empty in thunderbird, the
corresponding file in the filesystem ( in my case .mozilla-thunderbird/i8oq62wj.default/Mail/ is not. For example the draft folder is 
empty but there is 3.8M of leftover:

-rw------- 1 yvan yvan 4012553 2007-11-15 16:10 .mozilla-thunderbird/i8oq62wj.default/Mail/
-rw-r--r-- 1 yvan yvan    2258 2007-11-19 20:38 .mozilla-thunderbird/i8oq62wj.default/Mail/

How can I correctly clean Thunderbird? is it a rights problem?

Thanks for your help, cheers,


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