User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040616 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040616 Now that I've upgraded to Mozilla 1.7 from 1.6, compacting IMAP folders has become very slow. The cursor stays as an arrow, so it's not obvious that anything whatsoever is happening, and then in 30 seconds or so the compression actually occurs. It used to be nearly instantaneous most of the time. I just clocked a compression on my (admittedly bloaded) 8231-message INBOX at 33 seconds. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Delete and/or mark messages as Junk; deletion is set to mark as deleted. 2.Choose File/Compact Folder 3.Wait. 4. GO TO Step 3. Actual Results: No immediate response whatsoever. In about 30 seconds, compacting completes. Expected Results: The same thing, but within a few seconds, and preferably with visual feedback indicating that something was happening.
Unlike bug 218075, this happens even if there aren't very many deleted messages. The 33-second example I gave involved only four deleted messages.
Compact Folders compacts all your folders, not just the current folder, in 1.7 - if you want to just compact your current folder, use the context menu in the folder pane to "compact this folder". It was a bug in previous versions of Mozilla that Compact Folders really just compacted the current folder. There's already a bug out there about changing the menu text to "Compact All Folders" so it's a little more obvious.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
(In reply to comment #2) > Compact Folders compacts all your folders, not just the current folder, in 1.7 Thanks! Sorry about the false alarm. I'm happy!
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