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killz
 
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Post Posted October 17th, 2017, 3:27 am

Something's wrong with TB. I delete mail but a few return to the inbox a day after i delete them. How to fix this?

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Post Posted October 17th, 2017, 4:42 am

That is a common symptom of a corrupt inbox. See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Compacting_folders, especially the "real fix" section.

"Corrupt folders tend to occur when you have lots of messages in a folder, many of them are deleted, and you don't compact often enough. This is usually only a problem for the inbox folder as while other folders may get very large you typically don't delete messages in them often. It's recommended that you keep the number of messages in your inbox small, and move any you want to permanently keep to other folders/child folders."

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Post Posted October 17th, 2017, 12:14 pm

tanstaafl wrote:That is a common symptom of a corrupt inbox. See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Compacting_folders, especially the "real fix" section.

"Corrupt folders tend to occur when you have lots of messages in a folder, many of them are deleted, and you don't compact often enough. This is usually only a problem for the inbox folder as while other folders may get very large you typically don't delete messages in them often. It's recommended that you keep the number of messages in your inbox small, and move any you want to permanently keep to other folders/child folders."


I delete 95% of my messages in my inbox every day. So how do I fix this or compact this?

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Post Posted October 17th, 2017, 12:40 pm

Go to the link tanstaafl supplied and read.
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