I share a IMAP directory with mutt where the older messages are gzip compressed in order to save space. Current result: I can subscribe to the file incoming-2002-11.gz, but it only contains one message: The .gz file itself. Expected: Mozilla would be able to read this .gz file and saves changes to this file in the gzipped as well.
is this mozilla or IMAP server problem
I would really like to be able to gzip old mail folders to save space. These are essentially folders that I don't plan on changing. Currently I have over 2 Gb data in these old folders, and from time to time, I need to search them. Here is my suggestion fwiw. Add a new option in TBird's mail folder context menu, something like "make archive", which will convert the mail folder into a gzip file. Possibly, for completeness, also have an "undo make archive" to revert a gzip'ed folder to normal. Any folder that is gzip'ed should probably not be allowed to be added-to or deleted-from, and the UI should prevent anyone doing so. The back-end would then have to be prepared to search thru archive folders as well as the regular ones. Since the end-user made the choice to archive, it will be understood the searching will take a little longer.
Isn't this a dupe of bug 76852?
Looks like a dupe to me.