I recently created Roaming user profiles for all my users and wanted their email profiles to be centrally stored as well (we use Outlook Express POP3 with an external mail server provided by our ISP). But Roaming User profiles don't copy the Local Settings folder which usually contains the Identities folder in which Outlook Express stores the messages. So I moved the Message Store to the User's Application/Identities folder which worked great and each user's messages were now a part of their roaming user profile.
However, the size of the files was becoming a problem and I asked everyone to clear out old messages, which they did. But the folder size remained the same and I could see there were messages there which had in fact been deleted.
So I decided to move the messages back to the Local folder and back them up every night. But when I did this and looked at the message store, it still contains messages that have been deleted!
Does anyone know why Outlook Express does this and if its possible to get rid of deleted messages from the store? Otherwise the message store is just going to get bigger and bigger if it doesn't reflect the fact that stuff has been deleted!
Thanks in advance for any help!