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too technical?

  1. Hello,

    In my opinion this article is a little bit too technical. I mean, maybe users are not interested so much in the internal method of parsing files and messages, but I would rather focus the attention in the problems that could arise when folders are not compacted.

    I remember a very well written page on MozillaZine, in which these problems were listed:

    performance can slow to a crawl, you can't store new messages anymore, start losing parts of messages or have deleted messages resurrected. If you notice a message has a date of 1969 that is due to it losing the Date: header in the message

    Wouldn't be nice to make such an edit?

    If folders are not compacted regularly, you can experience one or more of this problems:
    • Slow performance in navigating through mail folders
    • You can't store new messages anymore
    • Messages start losing parts
    • Deleted messages can show up again
    • Messages with the date of 1969 can appear (due to messages losing the Date: header)
    Obviously, we should also refer the MZ article as a source.
    Hello, In my opinion this article is a little bit too technical. I mean, maybe users are not interested so much in the internal method of parsing files and messages, but I would rather focus the attention in the problems that could arise when folders are not compacted. I remember a [http://kb.mozillazine.org/Compacting_folders very well written page on MozillaZine], in which these problems were listed: <blockquote>performance can slow to a crawl, you can't store new messages anymore, start losing parts of messages or have deleted messages resurrected. If you notice a message has a date of 1969 that is due to it losing the Date: header in the message</blockquote> Wouldn't be nice to make such an edit? <blockquote>If folders are not compacted regularly, you can experience one or more of this problems: * Slow performance in navigating through mail folders * You can't store new messages anymore * Messages start losing parts * Deleted messages can show up again * Messages with the date of 1969 can appear (due to messages losing the Date: header)</blockquote> Obviously, we should also refer the MZ article as a source.

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  2. Looking at the helpfulness score, this article has been around 70%, which isn't that bad, but for some reason it has declined over the past few months.

    I do think it could streamlined. I wrote a blog post in 2011 that explained it in 3 paragraphs.

    Looking at the helpfulness score, this article has been around 70%, which isn't that bad, but for some reason it has declined over the past few months. I do think it could streamlined. I wrote a [http://ilias.ca/blog/2011/06/what-is-compacting-folders-in-thunderbird-and-why-you-should-do-it/ blog post in 2011 that explained it in 3 paragraphs].