Problem with (trash) mailbox

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Roger Diggle

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Jan 30, 2019, 11:31:30 AM1/30/19
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Greetings Mailsmith Mavens -

These days, each time I delete messages from the (trash)
mailbox, the proces stalls at three different locations where
the message index line is blank. I restart the process at the
message above the blank entry, and it runs until it hits the
next one. Repeat.

I haven't tried rebuilding that mailbox yet, because of
long-standing admonitions not to do so unless advised. Is it
time to rebuild it?

Thanks in advance for any wisdom anyone can provide!

Roger Diggle

Rich Siegel

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Jan 30, 2019, 11:55:35 AM1/30/19
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On 1/30/19 at 11:18 AM, dig...@contrawise.net (Roger Diggle) wrote:

> These days, each time I delete messages from the (trash) mailbox, the
> proces stalls at three different locations where the message index
> line is blank. I restart the process at the message above the blank
> entry, and it runs until it hits the next one. Repeat.
>
> I haven't tried rebuilding that mailbox yet, because of long-standing
> admonitions not to do so unless advised. Is it time to rebuild it?

What happens if you use the "Empty Trash" command?

R.
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Roger Diggle

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Jan 31, 2019, 1:00:30 PM1/31/19
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I confess I haven't tried it. I usually leave the most recent
two months of trash in place, 'just in case'. So I always
select everything below that, and invoke the process with the
Red Icon. Probably haven't used the Menu command in years.
Maybe never.

I created another mailbox and moved the stuff I want to save
into it, for test purposes. When I selected all the remaining
trash, the three offending empty entries [say that five times
fast] were stacked as the bottom three entries in the batch,
and were also selected. I de-selected the whole batch, and used
the Menu's Empty Trash command, it appears to have deleted
everything, including the stuck, blank entries. I restored the
saved trash to the (trash) folder, and selected it all. Seems
like the offending entries are gone.

I confess I'd never have guessed that the two different ways of
invoking Empty Trash would act differently.

Thanks, Rich, for the help!

Roger
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