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Subject: [linux-help] Re: Mozilla crashes fixed!
From: Jeremy Johnstone <jsjohnst@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 09 Sep 2003 21:44:25 -0500
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Is there any benefit in using mbox files over maildir? Personally I
prefer using maildir format for storing email, and I was just wondering
if there is a reason why I shouldn't.


On Tue, 2003-09-09 at 21:37, Nate Bargmann wrote:
> * Anne McCadden <ironrose@xxxxxxx> [2003 Sep 09 21:12 -0500]:
> > Mozilla was very clogged with old emails, but it kept crashing when I
> > would try to delete out some of the old emails and spam.  Then when I
> > would restart mozilla after it crashed, then I would get another copy of
> > the emails.  It was a never ending cycle.  However....when I reinstalled
> > RedHat, I got all of my emails that I lost last fall, but I don't have
> > the recent emails.  I selected the wrong home partition for the
> > install.  All is not lost because I found some really good jokes in the
> > old emails.  ~Anne
> On a related note, I did a mailbox merge from an old Netscape mail
> directory and a Mozilla directory for my brother this spring.
> Essentially once I deleted the index files I just used cat to splice the
> mbox formatted files together then restarted Mozilla Mail.  Mail
> reindexed the whole works and has been working fine ever since.  The
> result was all the mail in one place.  Previously, I had tried this
> through Mail and all I wound up with was another mail account that was
> cumbersome.
> Since I use Mutt, I was a little uncertain how Moz Mail would handle my
> procedure, but it came through with flying colors.  As always, back up
> the files in another directory before you start just to be sure you can
> start over.  I'm not sure how this would work of the mbox message files
> have overlapping dates.  In this case the files had consecutive dated
> mail and I concatenated them in that order.
> - Nate >>

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