[lug] Mozilla mail client misses messages?

Bear Giles bgiles at coyotesong.com
Mon Jan 19 15:22:27 MST 2004

Jeff Schroeder wrote:
> In reality, Mozilla "tags" the message as deleted and simply doesn't 
> render it in the Inbox.  IIRC it has some kind of goofy index file that 
> basically tells it what messages to show.  If you run a "compact 
> folders" command (under File, I think) it'll go through all its mail 
> files and clean up-- by removing the tagged messages for real.  At that 
> point your Java client should see the same thing.

Yeah, 'compacting' the folder seems to have done the trick.  Silly 
me, I thought 'compacting' a folder would do something major like, 
  I dunno, archiving all messages older than a few months.

Thanks to all for the help.

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