Post by Wolf K Post by Stan Brown
The docs say that when you ignore a thread the mails in that thread
aren't deleted, just hidden. So when do they get deleted? Do you have
to view ignored threads and delete them yourself? That would seem
kind of silly, but I haven't been able to find anything about an
You have to Compact Folders.
Show the Menubar -> highlight the account name (not a folder or
subfolder) -> Files -> Compact Folders
The same is true of Deleted and Moved messages. They are "hidden"
(marked "do not Display"), but not removed. I Compact Folders about once
Thanks, Wolf. I've compacted individual folders by right-clicking,
but never all folders on an account by using the menu.
Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to work. The status line shows
flickering messages, then stabilizes with my account name (email
address) and "Compacting folder...", but just sticks there.
Thunderbird is still responsive -- I can go to a different account
(or that one) and read a message -- so I assume the message was just
left behind instead of being erase. But the messages in the ignored
thread are still there. I even closed and reopened Thunderbird. When
I click View » Threads » Ignored, all the messages in the threads
that I marked ignored are still there.
Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
Shikata ga nai...