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Windows Mail Zero Byte Files

By Techfos
Aug 21, 2008
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  1. I recently backed up my PC running Vista Home Premium and the backup program backed up over 12500 emails from Windows Mail. The majority of them were zero byte files, presumably mostly spam mails which had been immediately deleted. Can anyone tell me how to permently remove them from my system.
    Many thanks, Techfos.
  2. Darth_Terra1

    Darth_Terra1 TS Rookie Posts: 234

    Spam files are not automaticaly deleted, they are normally moved to a folder named spam or Junk, it's Junk for windows mail if i remember corectly. you have to delete the contents yourself, you should check your spam / junk folder at least once a week and empty the contents, seeing as you have 12500 i would say it needs empting.
  3. Techfos

    Techfos TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I do. In fact I empty my Junk Folder every day. I think that is why they apear as having zero bytes.
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