[NTLK] How to reclaim storage space?

R A Parker RAParker at Newted.ORG
Wed Feb 16 21:33:07 EST 2011

I suspect you're using the internal storage space and the space has become fragmented.

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The official answer is found here:


The summary is:

1) Check your default storage location for the incoming mail.

2) Mail V and POP will slow down (hang/timeout) if the storage available drops below 1MB and becomes fragmented.

3) Use a 16MB or larger external PC card to store incoming mail. 

4) Be prepared to erase your stores (completely) to recover the lost space (2KB per POP session) and fix the fragmentation.

5) Use IMAP

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On Feb 16, 2011, at 5:55 PM, DouglasMcComber wrote:

> Hi, I'm new to NOS and I've got Mail V running successfully (I'm getting this list with it).  The problem is, even though I am deleting email after I've read it, I am running out of storage (eMate 300, not external storage card) as if I didn't delete them.  I've checked "All Items" to be sure and there is nothing in my In/Out box whatsoever.  I have SBM Utilities and have from the cleaner which reclaimed about 47kb but prior to receiving list emails I had over 200kb free and haven't installed anything since.

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