Note that the setting is for 31 days after BEING DOWNLOADED. So a
2-year-old post that you downloaded just last week still has about 3 weeks
to go before WM deletes it from your hard drive. Not 31 days from when the
message was posted.
I have my WLM set to 35 days. In this vista.general NG, for example, I see
18,017 messages reported at this moment. The oldest one is dated 10/26/07,
but that started a thread with a reply on 11/11/07. The earliest OP is
dated 11/6/07 - 35 days ago.
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
Microsoft Windows MVP
(Running Windows Live Mail 2008 in Vista Ultimate x64)
"Delboy" <spamfree.delboy.hoy@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> Vista Home Premium; Windows Mail all fully updated.
> Tools/Options/Advanced/Maintenance - Delete news messages 31 days after
> being downloaded ticked.
> The other day I had to manually delete some 20,000 messages from 8
> subscribed NGs, some going back to September. This function seems to be
> erratic in operation.
> Is there any other setting needing tweaking.
> Also will Clean Up Now... tab remove ALL messages, or just the >31 days
> This is the second time of asking and cross posted as my OP disappeared
> without trace before anyone replied. (huh)
> TIA gurus out there