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    Safe to remove WLM .eml files?

    Is it safe to remove *.eml files? There are 154 of them using 7.75 MB.


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    I believe emails are stored as .eml files in many mail clients. Are these emails you have already read?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Myers View Post
    I believe emails are stored as .eml files in many mail clients. Are these emails you have already read?
    Yes, they are emails from my sent and deleted items folder
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    Yes, you can delete them easily from within the WLM email client if that is what you whish.

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    I agree, If you have already read them and you do not need to save them then you can delete them. To permanently delete them go to the Deleted folder and delete them there as well. I believe WLM deleted items from the deleted folder on a regular basis as well. Under WLM Options, Mail, Advanced, Maintenance you can choose how to handle Deleted items:

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    Thank you both for your help. I will remove all those .eml files and set options to handle it for now on.
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