MozillaZine

Auto Compacting Folders doesn't actually do anything

Discussion of bugs in Mozilla Thunderbird
Uni1991
 
Posts: 24
Joined: July 18th, 2013, 8:59 am

Post Posted September 5th, 2013, 5:46 am

WSM

It's the automatic compacting which doesn't do anything.

Uni1991
 
Posts: 24
Joined: July 18th, 2013, 8:59 am

Post Posted November 1st, 2013, 6:34 am

This is issue maybe resolved under version 24. I have to keep an eye on it

tanstaafl
Moderator

User avatar
 
Posts: 43122
Joined: July 30th, 2003, 5:06 pm

Post Posted November 1st, 2013, 9:45 pm

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Deleting_mess ... P_accounts

You might consider adding a boolean mail.imap.expunge_option setting using the config editor, setting it to 2. That will automatically expunge the deleted messages when there are at least 20 messages waiting to be expunged. That is a separate mechanism than compacting, and is especially useful if you typically have small messages (due to the high minimum threshold for automated compacting)

Uni1991
 
Posts: 24
Joined: July 18th, 2013, 8:59 am

Post Posted November 4th, 2013, 11:31 am

No it hasn't been fixed. The folders still grow.

wsmwk
 
Posts: 2382
Joined: December 7th, 2004, 6:52 am

Post Posted November 11th, 2013, 6:44 am

Rereading your postings, I see this profile is on a network drive.
Does problem go away if you move your profile to local drive?

Uni1991
 
Posts: 24
Joined: July 18th, 2013, 8:59 am

Post Posted November 20th, 2013, 5:14 am

wsm wrote:Rereading your postings, I see this profile is on a network drive.
Does problem go away if you move your profile to local drive?


Nope the profiles are stored locally on the c drive in all cases and in their default location.

Uni1991
 
Posts: 24
Joined: July 18th, 2013, 8:59 am

Post Posted June 11th, 2014, 6:34 am

By the way the issue is still there in the latest Thunderbird.

tanstaafl
Moderator

User avatar
 
Posts: 43122
Joined: July 30th, 2003, 5:06 pm

Post Posted June 11th, 2014, 7:08 am

Did you try using the mail.imap.expunge_option setting ? That supplements compacting with expunging. They are different mechanisms.

wsmwk
 
Posts: 2382
Joined: December 7th, 2004, 6:52 am

Post Posted July 1st, 2014, 9:31 am

Uni1991 wrote:By the way the issue is still there in the latest Thunderbird.

Uni1991,

Please try version 31 beta from http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/channel/ - it has a change or two in this area. Please tell us results. And, if someone locks this thread because of age, then please private message me. Thanks

Uni1991
 
Posts: 24
Joined: July 18th, 2013, 8:59 am

Post Posted November 12th, 2014, 9:55 am

Time to rebump this issue.
Running latest version Thunderbird and the compacting issue is still there. The total storage Tbird was taking up was 5.8gb of disk space for 447mb of emails. Although this bug has a benefit if your accidentally delete an email you can get it back. However it does waste disk space.

tanstaafl
Moderator

User avatar
 
Posts: 43122
Joined: July 30th, 2003, 5:06 pm

Post Posted November 12th, 2014, 10:34 am

You didn't answer my question about whether you tried using the mail.imap.expunge_option setting.

Please explicitly state what version you are using as saying "you are using the latest version" is ambiguous (the servers are supposedly not configured anymore to support the setting in tools -> options -> advanced to check for updates to Thunderbird, while help -> about Thunderbird does check). It also makes it difficult if somebody looks at this thread several months later to figure out what version you were using.

Uni1991
 
Posts: 24
Joined: July 18th, 2013, 8:59 am

Post Posted November 14th, 2014, 2:27 am

Today it's 31.2.0 I should have said the latest release to the public and not the beta channel.

Basically we are discussing the that the option under Tools > Options > Advanced > network and disk space doesn't actually do anything and hasn't for many versions.

You shouldn't really have to change mail.imap.expunge_option setting via config editor to get Thunderbird to do something it should by default.

Now I've got to wait until I have a lot of messages to delete.

Uni1991
 
Posts: 24
Joined: July 18th, 2013, 8:59 am

Post Posted November 17th, 2014, 7:22 am

no difference with mail.impa.expunge_option either

Uni1991
 
Posts: 24
Joined: July 18th, 2013, 8:59 am

Post Posted December 4th, 2014, 11:32 pm

Just discovered 7 gigs of data on my other laptop yet only 430mb of mail in my gmail. Version 31.3 of Thunderbird I wonder if the issue will ever get fixed.

wsmwk
 
Posts: 2382
Joined: December 7th, 2004, 6:52 am

Post Posted December 7th, 2014, 1:09 am

tanstaafl, do you recall the bug # which has the modified folder columns addon and shows deleted space, not just folder size?

Return to Thunderbird Bugs


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest