On Thursday, April 05, 2018 08:42:39 AM rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> I'm laughing (at myself)--I just checked my mail directory, I have at least
> 4 mbox files (and then I stopped looking) greater than 175 MB. One of
> them, my inbox, is 2.8 GB--no problems.
> I do need to compact my inbox, and I did, but maybe the actual file isn't
> changed until I quit kmail--I'll try that later.
Just an update, in case someone is trying to follow along--it turns out (and I
remember now) that kmail disables compaction on large mbox files "for safety
I forget how I've done it in the past--I probably copied the still valid
emails into a temporary mail folder, deleted the current inbox, then created a
new inbox and moved the emails from the temporary folder back to the new
inbox. I'll do all that with kmail not running.
(Getting old is aggravating.)
I might also look for a utility that can compact mbox files--at first glance, it
looks like archivemail can do that and is in the repository for Wheezy.