RE: Outlook, thunderbird, or...

Subject: RE: Outlook, thunderbird, or...
From: "Janoff, Steven" <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- ga -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2013 19:01:41 -0800

I look forward to the day when the giant solar flare disrupts the electromagnetic field and erases all digital communications on Earth, so that I don't have to worry about where I'm archiving my e-mail anymore. But it can't just happen to me, 'cause then I'm screwed. It has to happen to all of us, bringing us back to the days of yore when we can just sit and read (books) and figure it out all over again.

I have been sandpapering my knuckles to prepare for that day.

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: On Behalf Of Lauren
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 4:12 PM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: Outlook, thunderbird, or...

On 2/27/2013 2:21 PM, Lee Fisher wrote:
> Reconsider the "never toss anything" goal. Learn how to use web-based
> archives of public lists, so you don't have to keep ancient archives
> of those kinds of publicly-available messages.

Never! Never, never, never...

My archives are ancient and go back over several email systems. I save everything. As I remember, Outlook stores everything in one file until it is backed up to an archive in another file. Thunderbird stores everything for one account in one folder with separate files for each email folder. It is a good practice to store email in separate folders, rather than the global Inbox, but that is true for any email program.

If Thunderbird is running slow, then it could be anything from a caching issue, a storage issue, a hard drive issue, or a cable issue if the mail folders are stored on a hard drive connected with a cable.

When Thunderbird ran slow for me, it preceded a total hard drive failure. Actually, it was on my laptop that was old and suffering from many problems caused by over-heating. I got angry one day when Thunderbird froze and I slammed my external kbd on the broken kbd of the laptop and everything stopped. After loading Linux on the old laptop, I was able to move my Thunderbird email to my new laptop and my OCD email archives live on.

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References:
Outlook, thunderbird, or...: From: Debbie Hemstreet
Re: Outlook, thunderbird, or...: From: Lee Fisher
Re: Outlook, thunderbird, or...: From: Lauren

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