Thunderbird leftover

Caleb Marcus caleb.marcus at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 04:58:00 UTC 2007


Thunderbird doesn't actually clean deleted messages from your mailbox
files until it "compacts" the folder or you compact it yourself (try
right-clicking the folder)
On Mon, 2007-11-19 at 20:46 -0800, yvan wrote:

> Hello list,
> 
> I am using Thunderbird version 2.0.0.6 (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/pop.gmail.com/) 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/pop.gmail.com/Drafts
> -rw-r--r-- 1 yvan yvan    2258 2007-11-19 20:38 .mozilla-thunderbird/i8oq62wj.default/Mail/pop.gmail.com/Drafts.msf
> 
> How can I correctly clean Thunderbird? is it a rights problem?
> 
> Thanks for your help, cheers,
> 
> yvan
> 
> 
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