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Post Posted October 21st, 2005, 7:08 pm

This just started today, and it's only with Thunderbird. Even if I simply move an e-mail to another folder, the program will lag the entire program for a few moments. It doesn't matter wether I try to set a label, move an e-mail, or write an e-mail.. it does the same thing.

My TB folder is weighing in at 4GB, so I compacted a bunch of folders, but that doesnt' seem to help. Is there anything I can do before I decide to install Outlook?

Thanks!

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Post Posted October 21st, 2005, 7:18 pm

Corruption becomes a risk when a large percentage of the messages stored in the folder are deleted, and gets worse the more messages that you store in the folder. Its not a immediate problem unless you get hundreds of new messages a day. However, a good rule of thumb is to compact your inbox folder once a day since it takes only a moment and it can be extremely aggravating/time consuming recovering a badly corrupted folder (i.e. one you can't fix by deleting inbox.msf).

Since compacting didn't work, try this:

Find and delete the inbox.msf file in your profile folder/Mail (http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_Folder#Thunderbird) for each account. You must have "View hidden files and folders on" http://spywarewarrior.com/viewtopic.php?t=272 and you need to set "hide extensions for known file types" off (just below View Hidden). If this doesn't work do the following on each account:

1. Move any mail in your Inboxes - that you want to retain - to subfolders of Local Folders.

2. Close down Thunderbird

3. Navigate to your Thunderbird Profile Folder on your system and DELETE all 'Inbox' and 'Inbox.msf' files. They will be rebuilt when you relaunch Thunderbird.
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Post Posted October 21st, 2005, 8:16 pm

Thanks a ton! That seemed to work! I really appreciate the help :)

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Post Posted October 21st, 2005, 8:18 pm

You are very welcome. Glad it worked :-)
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Post Posted October 22nd, 2005, 4:36 am

Thanks a lot too ! good tip !

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Post Posted October 22nd, 2005, 8:02 am

You're welcome. It's wonderful to get feedback from the quiet as well ;-)
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