Originally Posted by naabster
that might be a problem, but when i select the same messages with the shift key and delete them, it is done within a few seconds.
Same here, as I said before, I can go in and manually delete each message after a crash, just cannot use the delete prior feature.
To test my theory about it possibly being a specific message with attachments or due to size, one would have to test delete prior, crash, reboot, delete a certain message, see if it works, crash, reboot, delete another message, test again. I don't have that kind of patience.
Same goes with testing my other theory, crashing if one "deletes prior" when there are multiple days being selected for deletion.
This all has not happened for about a month now and I have used delete prior for more than one date. So this leads me to think it may be a certain message type that gums up use of delete prior, e.g., ones with attachments.
What John was saying is accurate though, sometimes it takes a few minutes for delete prior to work and that appears as a crash when in fact it is not. Query however, it should not take that long to delete messages with delete prior. Maybe just like Windows XP the system gets taxed and has to crash once in awhile and using delete prior is the function that craps out?
To be sure, that poor little Pearl OS is asked to do a lot. I typically have to reboot every few days, especially after playing a game, running videos, etc. So maybe the problem is not delete prior, it's the entire OS is getting overloaded?