John Doue wrote:
I appreciate your response to my message. I, however, need some
elementary level instructions on how such an archive system is installed
on a computer. I am using Windows XP Pro SP3 and SeaMonkey 1.1.17
without any modification to folder/file/etc.locations.
Personally, I keep a year's worth of emails in my main account (but not
in subfolders of the Inbox, a recipe for trouble) and I keep my archives
(structured exactly as my main account) in a different directory which
is where my Local Folder points. When year end comes, I move the expired
year's mail into Local Folder.
Paul B. Gallagher wrote:
I've been using SeaMonkey, and before that the Mozilla Suite and
Netscape for email for over 10 years. I have my "inbox" contents sorted
into numerous sub-folders. I keep most non-spam emails indefinitely for
future reference. I estimate that I currently have over 30,000 messages
in these folders. There are over 10,000 messages in my "sent" folder.
Is there any specific limit to the number of messages I can save in
this manner? Is there any way of moving older messages to a
different location so they don't have to be loaded every time I
start the program and still have the ability to easily search and
read them when necessary?
What I want to avoid is a sudden crash caused by too many messages
which would cause me to lose everything. (I do backup these folders
on a regular basis). Thanks!
I found that Mozilla got cranky when the Inbox itself had a lot of
messages in it, so I've gotten in the habit of keeping it pretty
small (say a coupla hundred messages) and saving messages elsewhere
(not in subfolders of Inbox, but in folders at the same level).
I would like to establish a place on my computer where sent and
received messages could be saved...a place where it would continue to
be accessible for reading and/or reintroduction back on the internet.
I'm not sure how to make this happen. I, an amateur at computer
technical activities, would appreciate an elementary level blow by
blow on how to accomplish this task.
Thanks in advance for any helpful words sent my way on this subject.
where "Received" contains old incoming messages.
You also want to periodically compact folders in Mozilla or SeaMonkey
-- messages aren't actually deleted until you compact folders. Until
then, they sit there marked for deletion, invisible to you but taking
up computer disk space and brainpower.
As with all computer data, "if you love me, back me up." If you're
keeping all that data on your computer and crossing your fingers for
protection, you're begging for trouble.
This way, basically, my archives and current emails are segregated, but
immediately accessible. I of course keep a backup of my archives and of
my current mail.
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