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eric maeder
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Cant empty Inbox

hi,

i'm having a annoying problem :

1 - i've installed some month ago Thunderbird on my USB U3 Smart key 512Mb
2 - a few days ago I realized my Key was soon going to be full
3 - Ok, I decide to erase some heavy emails
4 - but, bad news the size of the Inbox file is not getting smaller as I erase my emails !

what I've I donne wrong and what can I do ?

thank you in advance

eric
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John T. Haller
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Compact Folders

Right-click, select compact. Works in any version of TB.

Incidentally, if this is TB for U3 by YourBrainz... that isn't supported here. If it's Portable Thunderbird, it is.

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eric maeder
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thank you john it seems to

thank you john it seems to work !
will i loose something in this process ?
what does it mean to "compact" ? does it simply release space ? or compact as compress files ?
best
eric

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Release space

When you delete email in any folder in TB, it isn't totally deleted until you compact. See "Additional Recommended Settings" for details:
https://portableapps.com/support/portable_thunderbird#recommended

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