What are sequential files?
To: ru4liberty; white trash redneck
Notice the actual email message you receive may be seen only once, but is contained several times in the disk syorage file. Also, the list of commands generating the email message is longer than the message itself. When you get the typical spam message, is stored, it takes about four or five times as much space as you see or realize. The message you read above has been deleted, but still exists on your disk files.
In Netscape the files are called "inbox." After just checkng my inbox files with Norton Commander I find my inbox file is presently about 7,000,000 bytes long, most of it being felled with deleted messages offering Viagra or offering to mortgage my house. I deleted an inbox with about 8,000,000 bytes a while back. When jackasses send you messages they are filling your disk with megabytes, even if you delete the messages, but you don't know it. In my case my ISP has a filter, but I'm still getting jammed.
posted on 07/03/2002 8:21:47 PM PDT
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