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'Inbox' and 'sent' data files retaining deleted/moved messages

VERIFIED INVALID

Status

MailNews Core
Backend
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major
VERIFIED INVALID
17 years ago
9 years ago

People

(Reporter: phoenixreads, Assigned: Bienvenu)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows 2000

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

17 years ago
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:0.9) Gecko/20010505
BuildID:    2001050515

I check both 'inbox' and 'sent' data files to notice numerous email I have moved
or delete are still intact.

Reproducible: Always

Actual Results:  They keep growing in size.

Expected Results:  Considering I have been moving and delete messages from those
accounts those files should be zero, not a meg.  This is a large security risk
to have a complete archive of *intact* messages and all it requires is a text
editor to read.

It only seems to be the inbox and the sent files which grow, the others do not
retain messages.
(Assignee)

Comment 1

17 years ago
you have to compact the folder to reclaim the storage space used for deleted
messages. If you have not done this, this bug is invalid.
Component: Mail Database → Mail Back End
(Reporter)

Comment 2

17 years ago
No I did not compact the folders, so that is what that is for.

Then how about an automatic compacting on install option in the server
preferences?  Marked by default.  
(Assignee)

Comment 3

17 years ago
there will be such a setting in mozilla 1.0, though I don't know if it will be
marked by default.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Comment 4

17 years ago
*** Bug 81745 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5

17 years ago
Mark it verified/invalid.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: MailNews → Core
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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