Debian Acolyte wrote:I must wonder at the logic behind such a setup. I cannot see an advantage in retaining "deleted" files. After all, delete means "delete", not hide. Perhaps it is the developers' misguided way of preventing accidental deletion?
It's even more bizzare than that, when you 'delete' a mail in Thunderbird you then end up with TWO copies of the text! As it moves the mail to the Trash folder, and marks the mail as being deleted from the original folder but as discussed above the original text is still in the folder mbox.
I've a feeling that when you empty the trash folder it automatically compacts that folder but can't be 100%.
This has been a bit of a pain in the past when I've been sent a dodgy Email that I delete immediately, but then my regular virus scan detects the infection on the associated folder and will continue to do so until it gets compacted.
I have been touched by his noodly appendage.