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How do I stop Thunderbird from proposing to purge trash totally

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'How do I stop Thunderbird from proposing to purge trash automatically every time I delete an email '

''''''How do I stop Thunderbird from proposing to purge trash automatically every time I delete an email ''''

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Are seeing a dialog withe title "compact"?

1. It doesn't delete messages that you see in trash. 2. You can use the checkbox in that dialog so that it stops prompting you - the prompt is just a courtesy. Is the checkbox confusing?

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/compacting-folders talks about compact

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Are seeing a dialog withe title "compact"?

1. It doesn't delete messages that you see in trash. 2. You can use the checkbox in that dialog so that it stops prompting you - the prompt is just a courtesy. Is the checkbox confusing?

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/compacting-folders talks about compact

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In Version 78*: Menu app icon > Options > General Scroll down to 'Network & Disc Space' section under 'Disk Space'

Do you have this selected: 'compact all folders when it will save over xxmb' ? If yes, uncheck that option restart Thunderbird.

I suggest you also compact your folders to clean them up. This is particulary important for : Inbox, Junk, Drafts as these folders get the most activity for moving anfd deleting emails.

Right click on folder in Folder Pane and select 'Compact'.

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https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/compacting-folders now explains it MUCH better.

If you still have problems please post a new support request.