[Techtalk] Fixed: Mozilla taking lots of disk space
daniel.richter at wimba.com
Tue Dec 9 09:45:23 EST 2003
> My account information is now taking up about 30 Megabytes of
> disk space - which is way too much - and most of it is my
> inbox and outbox. I have completely wiped out my inbox and
> outbox - that is, I deleted every single mail from them - but
> it still take the same amount of space.
Well, I seem to have solved the problem, but it wasn't the best of
Each Mozilla folder is associated with two files: for example, the inbox
is associated with "Inbox" and "Inbox.msf". Both are human-readable. The
former file contains the mails; the latter seems to contain only
meta-information such as a mini-addressbook. When I read the former
file, I discovered that it had all of my e-mails in it, even the ones I
had deleted. In retrospect, maybe I was supposed to run the "compress
Instead, I completely wiped out "Inbox", (that is, I made it an empty
file - zero-length). Then when I ran Mozilla, it seemed to run fine.
On one hand, this type of solution isn't ideal because I'm not exactly
sure what I'm doing. But in the worst case I can delete the Mozilla
settings corresponding to the entire account and start over.
Well-known spam nemesis Ron Scelson filed for bankruptcy earlier this
year , and a review of bankruptcy documents shows he owes
Bell South $56,463 for "circuits" and Cable & Wireless another
$4,407 as his "Internet provider."
- Quoted from MSNBC's "Who profits from spam?"
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