My Uni account is over disk quota and requesting more quota takes time. Unfortunately, I need disk space now and I noticed that the
Trash file in my home directory is quite a large file.
I’m assuming that this somehow relates to my mail inbox? (I do have some doubts, since although his file clearly contains email messages,
tail Trash reveals that the last message is from 2006).
Furthermore, my mail client (connected via IMAP) reveals that my trash folder is empty.
Can I just delete the Trash file or do I need to fear dire consequences? The very first message in that file reads as follows:
From MAILER-DAEMON Sun Dec 3 13:40:15 2006 Date: 03 Dec 2006 13:40:15 +0100 From: Mail System Internal Data <MAILER-DAEMON@human> Subject: DON'T DELETE THIS MESSAGE -- FOLDER INTERNAL DATA Message-ID: <1165149615@human> X-IMAP: 1135694114 0000000927 $NotJunk $Junk JunkRecorded Status: RO This text is part of the internal format of your mail folder, and is not a real message. It is created automatically by the mail system software. If deleted, important folder data will be lost, and it will be re-created with the data reset to initial values.
Furthermore, there’s another file in my home folder called
Deleted Messages – what’s the difference between the two?