You can create a local folder in Thunderbird on your computer to archive messages from the server into. This will allow you to reduce the disk-space used by an e-mail account on the server, and to help prevent possible resource usage issues when using IMAP.

  1. Launch Thunderbird and right-click on Local Folders and select New Folder...
  2. Then give your new folder a name
  3. OPTIONAL: Select your messages to archive, right-click and choose Move To > Local Folders > Your folder's name
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2014-04-07 7:57 pm

After I archive the messages that I wish to save, how do I ensure that the rest are trashed, and the resource usage issue is resolved?


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2014-04-07 8:10 pm
Hello JB,

When you archive messages, the archived messages are removed from the folder and placed in the archive folder. If you have any other emails in the Inbox or folder, then you would need to choose to delete it if you don't want Thunderbird loading it up in the list.

If you have any further questions, please let us know.

Arnel C.

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