Thunderbird 2GB Inbox Splitter, solves full Inbox
Too much mail in your inbox and Thunderbird has stopped working or has gone nuts? split the Inbox file into multiple files. command-line and GUI, GUI is for Windows 2000/vista/7/8. also added is a merge function via a batch file it calls. read the help first.
This program solves the problem of having a full inbox (or at least staves it off for a while).
the domerge.zip has been made available for those who need only that part.
- solves the problem of a 2GB inbox
- easier to use now: choose number of splits/chunks
- command-line program and GUI wrapper, so you have access to both if you wish
- command-line and gui accepts a wide array of number formats as an integer64. integer64 is unsigned and case insensitive. it ignores underscores(_). it can be hexadecimal (start with 0x), decimal (plain number or start with 0d), octal (start with 0, 0q, 0o), binary (start with 0b), and can be appended with SI units (:B :D :DB :H :HB :K :KB :M :MB :G :GB :T :TB :P :PB :E :EB :Z :ZB :Y :YB) or computer units (:Ki :KiB :Mi :MiB :Gi :GiB :Ti :TiB :Pi :PiB :Ei :EiB :Zi :ZiB :Yi :YiB) as a multiplier suffix. priority will be given to longer suffixes in a stream of printable characters. for example 5:k, 20, 0x100, 0b10010011, 0377
- count time now down to 3 minutes! 60x speed improvement!
- split time now down to 6 minutes! 60x speed improvement!
- runs under windows, might run under WINE, DarWINE
- simple by-the-numbers button interface
- help (dialog)
- after split, Thunderbird looks like bunch of folders with all mail in Inbox, however the splits are really there
- the way the filenames are coded, if you run out of space again, you can split Inbox (or Trash, or Drafts or whatever) again with no problems.
- Merge previously split files (must point to root split file such as "Inbox") - read help ffirst. this does not run under Wine or DarWINE. requires a CMD shell.I don't know if WINE has that or not. I can try some testing when I get a cdrom drive again.
- as with anything involving precious data, make a backup first. first rule in computers.