Huge File size when importing from Outlook



14 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: mozilla, Assigned: mscott)


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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1) Opera 7.54u1  [en]
Build Identifier: Thunderbird 1.0 (20041206)

Outlook version: Outlook 2003
My outlook .pst file is 266 MB. When trying to import mail from Outlook into 
Mozilla, it completely fills up the remaining space on my hard drive (a bit over 
2.5 GB) and still has about 1000 more messages to import from Outlook. I'm not 
sure the format that TB uses to store its e-mails, but this should definitely be 
looked at because I'm probably looking at 3-3.5 GB to store something that 
Microsoft manages to cram into 266 MB.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Obtain a 266 MB .pst file from a generous individual
2. Import from Outlook

Actual Results:  
My hard drive fills up completely

Expected Results:  
It should have found a way to compress the incoming messages in order to save 
hard drive space. A 10-15 fold increase in filesize is a bit much.
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