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Keep Thunderbird from Building Too Big a Nest on Your Hard Disk

Jul 14, 2008, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by William Jones)

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"I've mentioned before my love for Thunderbird. Through its support for the POP3 and IMAP4 protocols, the program is compatible with nearly any messaging system, and its cross-platform nature makes it ideal for mixed-client environments. Like any love affair, though, ours has not been without its complications. I discovered that Thunderbird's Profiles directory could get really large, even when it seemed that it wasn't storing that many messages. After some investigation, I've found that the developers have built in a facility for keeping the program's disk consumption under control, and that's the 'Compact Folders' command..."

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