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itfanaticus
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RSS Feeds taking too much space

What are the steps to take so that my RSS feeds don't take too much space on my thumb drive? Right now, I think they take 34MB (I have 256MB and running out of space).

I had selected the option "delete messages that more than 2 days old", but that didn't affect the footprint it had on my thumb drive.

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Woah!

34 MB? How many RSS feeds do you have, anyway? I can't imagine a single RSS feed using more than a few KB, so to have 34 MB in feeds, you'd have to have thousands of them.

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itfanaticus
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My bad

Actually, that's the whole Thunderbird folder! *oops* Smile I double checked and it's actually more like 11MB.

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Well that's better, but 11 MB is still pretty hefty for RSS feeds. You must have a ton of them.

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I have 26 to be precise...

I have 26 to be precise... which I think isn't much. I do have some feeds that have close to 600 items in them though. Is there a way to delete old messages automatically on close or something?

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600 items... that does explain a lot. Because of the way RSS works, all you can really do with a feed is store the entire XML file. It's not like email where you get individual messages and you can decide to keep or delete them on an individual basis... with RSS, the person running the feed decides what's in it; all you're doing is downloading an XML file with all those items in it. There's really no easy way to delete stuff from the feed without the deleted items coming back again when you recheck the feed.

Of course, I could be wrong about all this and Thunderbird could do some complicated stuff to prevent old "deleted" entries from being stored on disk... I don't know.

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