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Windows Mail can compact the message store."

M

Mr. Ray

#1
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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Gary VanderMolen

#2
That's like turning off the seatbelt warning buzzer on your car...

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

--
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"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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Brink

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#3
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

#4
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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Gary VanderMolen

#5
See screenshot below.

--
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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Papa Bear

#6
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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G

Guest

#7
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

#8
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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Fortuitous

#9
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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Gary VanderMolen

#10
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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Amy Syd

#11
Ray - This worked for me thank you! That message was driving me crazy!

"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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#12
"Amy Syd" <Amy Syd@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:6071C449-125B-4AAC-B1AA-9323AB101C7B@xxxxxx

> Ray - This worked for me thank you! That message was driving me crazy!
>
> "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
Do not do that!!

It is absolutely VERY BAD advice!!

Allow WM to compact, it only removes wasted space.


--
Regards Steve.
MS-MVP. MAIL. [DTS] UK.
http://www.getsafeonline.org/
 

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Gary VanderMolen

#13
Since you don't like taking the garbage out periodically, you just let it
accumulate in your house until there is no more living space left?
That is essentially what you are doing.

--
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"Amy Syd" <Amy Syd@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:6071C449-125B-4AAC-B1AA-9323AB101C7B@xxxxxx

> Ray - This worked for me thank you! That message was driving me crazy!
>
> "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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Ian S

#14
Unless the system is old with a small HD and one of those 512 memory chips,
the amount of space saved compacting old emails is negligible. I routinely go
through my inbox and save the emails I want to named folders. Through this
process I deliberately limit my inbox to 500 or less messages. When I hit 500
I spend the time it takes to drink a mug of coffee saving what I want and
trashing the rest. Simple management just like emptying bins, but I am not
allowing the pc to lose messages I want in compaction. Yes the compaction
warning is off on my pc. I do not need it nagging me. Hope this encourages.

"Gary VanderMolen" wrote:

> 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@newsgroup> wrote in message news:026F3B6D-3E8E-4D35-977D-BB7A1ED7DB67@newsgroup

> >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@newsgroup> wrote in message news:5ADDEB56-20BD-4B47-9C7A-EB780E692D0F@newsgroup
> >> > 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

#15
Compaction in WinMail does NOT involved the messages at all. Only the
database (WindowsMail.MSMessageStore) is compacted.

steve

"Ian S" <Ian S@newsgroup> wrote in message
news:918AD2AC-07B7-4F35-84E9-798FFAABD850@newsgroup

> Unless the system is old with a small HD and one of those 512 memory
> chips,
> the amount of space saved compacting old emails is negligible. I routinely
> go
> through my inbox and save the emails I want to named folders. Through this
> process I deliberately limit my inbox to 500 or less messages. When I hit
> 500
> I spend the time it takes to drink a mug of coffee saving what I want and
> trashing the rest. Simple management just like emptying bins, but I am not
> allowing the pc to lose messages I want in compaction. Yes the compaction
> warning is off on my pc. I do not need it nagging me. Hope this
> encourages.
>
> "Gary VanderMolen" wrote:
>

>> 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@newsgroup> wrote in message
>> news:026F3B6D-3E8E-4D35-977D-BB7A1ED7DB67@newsgroup

>> >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@newsgroup> wrote in message
>> >> news:5ADDEB56-20BD-4B47-9C7A-EB780E692D0F@newsgroup
>> >> > 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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Gary VanderMolen [MVP]

#16
You have no idea what you are doing. The compaction process in
Windows Mail addresses a different problem than the compaction
process in Outlook Express. I suggest you heed the advice from experts.

--
Gary VanderMolen, Microsoft MVP (Mail)
Microsoft MVP Program: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com


"Ian S" <Ian S@newsgroup> wrote in message news:918AD2AC-07B7-4F35-84E9-798FFAABD850@newsgroup

> Unless the system is old with a small HD and one of those 512 memory chips,
> the amount of space saved compacting old emails is negligible. I routinely go
> through my inbox and save the emails I want to named folders. Through this
> process I deliberately limit my inbox to 500 or less messages. When I hit 500
> I spend the time it takes to drink a mug of coffee saving what I want and
> trashing the rest. Simple management just like emptying bins, but I am not
> allowing the pc to lose messages I want in compaction. Yes the compaction
> warning is off on my pc. I do not need it nagging me. Hope this encourages.
>
> "Gary VanderMolen" wrote:
>

>> 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@newsgroup> wrote in message news:026F3B6D-3E8E-4D35-977D-BB7A1ED7DB67@newsgroup

>> >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@newsgroup> wrote in message news:5ADDEB56-20BD-4B47-9C7A-EB780E692D0F@newsgroup
>> >> > 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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