the funny thing is I can't imagine PM inboxes occupy more than 1% of the entire database. Are there statistics? There are 1,122,883 records in the PM table as compared to 3,831,028 in the post table. The actual size of the data is small but the resources it consumes are substantial. Right now I don't want to tax the system any further. Keep in mind that you can download your PMs to an Excel file and clear out your inbox.