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    Inbox on steroids (Mozilla 1.4)

    My inbox has maybe 10-12 items in it, none having attachments. Suddenly, though, I find that the size of the inbox has exploded to over 233 Mb. Yikes! It worked fine in the morning, nothing was installed in between. Now it's so big that I can't load it to receive new mail. I'd rather not delete it and start over because there were some things in there that I need. I tried compacting with no success. Virus? Known bug? Atomic radiation? Any ideas on a fix would be appreciated. Running 98SE.
    Keith

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    Re: Inbox on steroids (Mozilla 1.4)

    <UL><LI>Backup your existing Inbox and Inbox.msf.<LI>Rename Inbox and Inbox.msf to (say) OldMail and OldMail.msf.<LI>Start Mozilla.<LI>Move all 10-12 items in OldMail out to your new Inbox - which will have been created automatically.<LI>Close Mozilla.<LI>Delete OldMail and OldMail.msf.<LI>Restart Mozilla.<LI>This has happened occasionally for me over the years on Inboxes that have been "recycled" from several previous installations. (I have one Inbox for each mail account.) I have not run Mozilla on W98 for several years.[/list]
    Gre

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    Re: Inbox on steroids (Mozilla 1.4)

    Worked like a charm. Mozilla still had a tough time reading the new file, but it finally came up. My inbox is down to a more realistic 300Kb and I can get on with my life. Thanks for the quick response. I can always count on someone here having a solution.

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