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Windows Mail can compact the message store."

  1. #1


    Mr. Ray Guest

    Windows Mail can compact the message store."

    You can stop the pop up from coming up everytime by going to the mail "tool"
    then click "options" then click "advanced" then click "maintenance" then
    unclick the box that says " Compact the database on shutdown every 100 runs.
    The popup messages should cease.
    --
    RC

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  2. #2


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Windows Mail can compact the message store."

    That's like turning off the seatbelt warning buzzer on your car...

    There is a good reason why compaction should be done periodically.

    --
    Gary VanderMolen [MS-MVP WLM]


    "Mr. Ray" <cloutier.mail@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:5ADDEB56-20BD-4B47-9C7A-EB780E692D0F@xxxxxx

    > You can stop the pop up from coming up everytime by going to the mail "tool"
    > then click "options" then click "advanced" then click "maintenance" then
    > unclick the box that says " Compact the database on shutdown every 100 runs.
    > The popup messages should cease.
    > --
    > RC


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    Re: Windows Mail can compact the message store."

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Ray View Post
    You can stop the pop up from coming up everytime by going to the mail "tool"
    then click "options" then click "advanced" then click "maintenance" then
    unclick the box that says " Compact the database on shutdown every 100 runs.
    The popup messages should cease.
    --
    RC
    Hi RC,

    In addition to Gary's post, it is best to Compact the database every so often to help prevent it from getting corrupted and keep it organized (defraged). If it is running to often for you, you can increase the number of runs to make it run less often.

    Shawn

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    I want to get rid of the message compact Guest

    RE: Windows Mail can compact the message store."

    There is no maintenance tab

    "Mr. Ray" wrote:

    > You can stop the pop up from coming up everytime by going to the mail "tool"
    > then click "options" then click "advanced" then click "maintenance" then
    > unclick the box that says " Compact the database on shutdown every 100 runs.
    > The popup messages should cease.
    > --
    > RC

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Windows Mail can compact the message store."

    See screenshot below.

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    Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (WLMail)


    "I want to get rid of the message compact" <Iwanttogetridofthemessagecompact@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:F8E37473-B680-473F-A545-283DB0591C8D@xxxxxx

    > There is no maintenance tab
    >
    > "Mr. Ray" wrote:
    >

    >> You can stop the pop up from coming up everytime by going to the mail "tool"
    >> then click "options" then click "advanced" then click "maintenance" then
    >> unclick the box that says " Compact the database on shutdown every 100 runs.
    >> The popup messages should cease.
    >> --
    >> RC




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  6. #6


    Papa Bear Guest

    Re: Windows Mail can compact the message store."

    I actually do compact mine when asked, however i thought it was just to free
    up space. Is that correct or not? What is the importance of actually
    performing this if it isn't for clearing up some space?

    Regards,

    BigNic

    "Gary VanderMolen" wrote:

    > That's like turning off the seatbelt warning buzzer on your car...
    >
    > There is a good reason why compaction should be done periodically.
    >
    > --
    > Gary VanderMolen [MS-MVP WLM]
    >
    >
    > "Mr. Ray" <cloutier.mail@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:5ADDEB56-20BD-4B47-9C7A-EB780E692D0F@xxxxxx

    > > You can stop the pop up from coming up everytime by going to the mail "tool"
    > > then click "options" then click "advanced" then click "maintenance" then
    > > unclick the box that says " Compact the database on shutdown every 100 runs.
    > > The popup messages should cease.
    > > --
    > > RC
    >
    >
    >

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  7. #7


    Guest

    Re: Windows Mail can compact the message store."

    It frees up space in the index file for pointers to the deleted messages.
    However, it's more important that it allows you to access the database
    for all the messages faster.

    "Papa Bear" <Papa Bear@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:A985A8CF-32CA-4978-BF71-98E059ADE0D8@xxxxxx

    >I actually do compact mine when asked, however i thought it was just to
    >free
    > up space. Is that correct or not? What is the importance of actually
    > performing this if it isn't for clearing up some space?
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    > BigNic
    >
    > "Gary VanderMolen" wrote:
    >

    >> That's like turning off the seatbelt warning buzzer on your car...
    >>
    >> There is a good reason why compaction should be done periodically.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Gary VanderMolen [MS-MVP WLM]
    >>
    >>
    >> "Mr. Ray" <cloutier.mail@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:5ADDEB56-20BD-4B47-9C7A-EB780E692D0F@xxxxxx

    >> > You can stop the pop up from coming up everytime by going to the mail
    >> > "tool"
    >> > then click "options" then click "advanced" then click "maintenance"
    >> > then
    >> > unclick the box that says " Compact the database on shutdown every 100
    >> > runs.
    >> > The popup messages should cease.
    >> > --
    >> > RC
    >>
    >>
    >>


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    Steve Cochran Guest

    Re: Windows Mail can compact the message store."

    It shrinks down the database for faster performance.

    steve

    "Papa Bear" <Papa Bear@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:A985A8CF-32CA-4978-BF71-98E059ADE0D8@xxxxxx

    >I actually do compact mine when asked, however i thought it was just to
    >free
    > up space. Is that correct or not? What is the importance of actually
    > performing this if it isn't for clearing up some space?
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    > BigNic
    >
    > "Gary VanderMolen" wrote:
    >

    >> That's like turning off the seatbelt warning buzzer on your car...
    >>
    >> There is a good reason why compaction should be done periodically.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Gary VanderMolen [MS-MVP WLM]
    >>
    >>
    >> "Mr. Ray" <cloutier.mail@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:5ADDEB56-20BD-4B47-9C7A-EB780E692D0F@xxxxxx

    >> > You can stop the pop up from coming up everytime by going to the mail
    >> > "tool"
    >> > then click "options" then click "advanced" then click "maintenance"
    >> > then
    >> > unclick the box that says " Compact the database on shutdown every 100
    >> > runs.
    >> > The popup messages should cease.
    >> > --
    >> > RC
    >>
    >>
    >>

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  9. #9


    Fortuitous Guest

    Re: Windows Mail can compact the message store."

    I do not understand. Why should the compaction be done?


    "Gary VanderMolen" wrote:

    > That's like turning off the seatbelt warning buzzer on your car...
    >
    > There is a good reason why compaction should be done periodically.
    >
    > --
    > Gary VanderMolen [MS-MVP WLM]
    >
    >
    > "Mr. Ray" <cloutier.mail@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:5ADDEB56-20BD-4B47-9C7A-EB780E692D0F@xxxxxx

    > > You can stop the pop up from coming up everytime by going to the mail "tool"
    > > then click "options" then click "advanced" then click "maintenance" then
    > > unclick the box that says " Compact the database on shutdown every 100 runs.
    > > The popup messages should cease.
    > > --
    > > RC
    >
    >
    >

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  10. #10


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Windows Mail can compact the message store."

    It's a necessary housekeeping chore. Like periodically taking out the
    garbage at home. Eventually the garbage would take up so much
    space that you can't live in the house anymore.

    --
    Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)


    "Fortuitous" <Fortuitous@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:026F3B6D-3E8E-4D35-977D-BB7A1ED7DB67@xxxxxx

    >I do not understand. Why should the compaction be done?
    >
    >
    > "Gary VanderMolen" wrote:
    >

    >> That's like turning off the seatbelt warning buzzer on your car...
    >>
    >> There is a good reason why compaction should be done periodically.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Gary VanderMolen [MS-MVP WLM]
    >>
    >>
    >> "Mr. Ray" <cloutier.mail@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:5ADDEB56-20BD-4B47-9C7A-EB780E692D0F@xxxxxx

    >> > You can stop the pop up from coming up everytime by going to the mail "tool"
    >> > then click "options" then click "advanced" then click "maintenance" then
    >> > unclick the box that says " Compact the database on shutdown every 100 runs.
    >> > The popup messages should cease.
    >> > --
    >> > RC
    >>
    >>
    >>


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