SeaMonkey Mailnews FAQ

Last updated on November 3, 2004.

What is Compacting folders, and why should I do it?

When you delete a message, it doesn't really get deleted from the folder. It gets marked as deleted. SeaMonkey sees that marking, and knows not to display it. Compacting a folder will command SeaMonkey to remove all messages marked as deleted, from that folder.

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