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Can't download email in Thunderbird, says it's too full.

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Regardless of what is on my server, there seems to be a limit that Thunderbird can manage for local storage of emails. Why should it matter how many emails are stored locally. I have plenty of room on my mail server and my disk storage. I don't have this problem on any of my Apple devices, only on Thunderbird which I run on Windows 7. It's not a matter of server capacity, because my server is fine. It seems to be an artificial limit by Thunderbird. Why is this so?

Regardless of what is on my server, there seems to be a limit that Thunderbird can manage for local storage of emails. Why should it matter how many emails are stored locally. I have plenty of room on my mail server and my disk storage. I don't have this problem on any of my Apple devices, only on Thunderbird which I run on Windows 7. It's not a matter of server capacity, because my server is fine. It seems to be an artificial limit by Thunderbird. Why is this so?

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  • Creative Cloud Desktop Plugin.v_2_0_0_0
  • A plugin to detect whether the Adobe Extension Manager is installed on this machine.
  • Version 5.41.2.0
  • Google Update
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • The plugin allows you to have a better experience with Microsoft SharePoint
  • Picasa plugin
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Shockwave Flash 17.0 r0
  • 5.1.30514.0
  • Launches Gyre SoShare
  • VLC media player Web Plugin 2.1.3
  • NPWLPG
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; WOW64; rv:37.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/37.0

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