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Post Posted December 13th, 2019, 10:27 am

Hi
What does this mean when I open IN BOX?

"The folder 'Inbox' could not be compacted because writing to folder failed. Verify that you have enough disk space, and that you have write privileges to the file system, then try again.

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Post Posted December 13th, 2019, 10:29 am

How is the account set up in SeaMonkey, as POP or IMAP?

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Post Posted December 13th, 2019, 11:29 am

POP

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Post Posted December 13th, 2019, 4:36 pm

Close SeaMonkey and navigate to the Profile folder -- http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_SeaMonkey
Make a copy of the file Inbox with no file name extension.
Restart SeaMonkey and open the email module. Right click on name Inbox in the left hand pane and select "Properties" from the displayed menu, then click on the "Repair folder" button.
Try again to compact the Inbox. If the same error message is displayed, try the following procedure:

Create a new sub-folder under Local Folders. Move all of the messages currently in the problem Inbox to that new sub-folder.

Close SeaMonkey and navigate to the \Mail sub-folder of your Profile folder. Delete both the file Inbox.msf and the file Inbox with no extension.

Restart SeaMonkey and you should find a new, empty Inbox folder in place. Copy any messages you MUST have in your Inbox from the sub-folder created above to the Inbox. Compact the Inbox after those messages are copied in.

The "Real Fix" entry in this article -- http://kb.mozillazine.org/Compacting_folders#Real_fix also describes this process.

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Post Posted December 14th, 2019, 8:30 am

Thanks. I'll try this!

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