Do you wish to compact all local and offline folders to save disk space?
PublishedSeptember 17, 2011
Really? Again? Do you wish for me to shove this keyboard up your ass? OMG! That is THE most annoying message. Every damn time hit the DEL key to delete a message in Thunderbird email, I get “Do you wish to compact all local and offline folders to save disk space?” I’ve been battling this message for months and thought it was introduced in one of the MANY recent updates they’ve been doing. In hindsight, my mailbox has reached the 20MB space limit for the compacting message to pop up.
Here’s how to turn it off or adjust the settings for it.
In Thunderbird, go to Tools, Options, Advanced, Network & Disk Space. You can either increase the amount of space or uncheck the checkbox to make it stop altogether. If you turn it off, then you can manually compact folders from File, Compact Folders.