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Disable the auto-function under tools/options/maintenance. To do it
yourself, click file/workoffline/file/folder/compact all folders. Do not do
this without working offline, as compacting while downloading messages can
irretrievably corrupt the mail store.
"GA" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>I routinely get a message that Outlook Express can save
> file space by "compactng files". Is there a reason to do
> this and can I just do it myself? Thanks.