[RFE] support for compressed mail folders



18 years ago
6 years ago


(Reporter: rkazak, Unassigned)


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18 years ago
I would like to be able to store my mail in compressed format
eg zip files and still reference then from the mail utility.
I would also like to be able to transfer these zip files around
and so make my mail archives transportable and thus importable/
accessiable on another mail client.

We have a limit of 40Mb on our IMAP server. I would like to
archive my mail say by month and have them accessiable easily
so I could for example store them on zip drives and then when
I needed to reference them, simply connecting to the zip archive
thru the mail interface would accomplish this.  I guess this is
a smarter export/import process?

Comment 1

18 years ago
This would effect other mail components, Front End and Database...

Comment 2

18 years ago
I dont think this is gonna happen before Mozilla 70.0...:)


18 years ago
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: Better management of locally stored mail → RFE: Better management of locally stored mail
Product: MailNews → Core

Comment 3

14 years ago
KMail Bug + Discussion about compressing Mail Folders:

Comment 4

14 years ago
Ximian Discussion about compressing archives

Comment 5

12 years ago
This bug should be split in two: A bug about supporting compressed mail folders, and a bug about 'dynamically adding references' to mail folders which exist on some removable storage. As this bug is inactive, I'll presume to choose the first issue for this bug, change the subject accordingly and ask the reporter to open another bug for the second issue which doesn't really seem to have anything to do with compression.
Summary: RFE: Better management of locally stored mail → [RFE] support for compressed mail folders

Comment 6

12 years ago
I keep a lot of very old mail folders around, and very occasionally I need to search them.  Would be very useful to be able to compress some or all of the old folders!


12 years ago
OS: Windows NT → All
Hardware: PC → All

Comment 7

12 years ago
It would also be really useful if we can search packed folders.  

Ideally for me, there would be something like a "Pack" option available in the context menu for every folder.  If checked by end-user, the folder becomes compressed, but usable in all the usual ways, for example searching - though clearly it would be much slower to use.  An "Unpack" would also be available.

With this design, there is no need to have an overall "archive" schema for Thunderbird - it is just another folder properties option.   Nor is there any need for "dynamic folder references", which seem a bit dodgey to me.
Assignee: mscott → nobody
QA Contact: esther → backend
Duplicate of this bug: 185383


11 years ago
Product: Core → MailNews Core


10 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 424848

Comment 10

6 years ago
(In reply to Henrik Gemal from comment #2)
> I dont think this is gonna happen before Mozilla 70.0...:)

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