Re: no delete on imap?
- From: Peter Bloomfield <PeterBloomfield bellsouth net>
- To: balsa-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: no delete on imap?
- Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2004 18:08:40 +0000
On 06/01/2004 12:01:27 PM, Darko Obradovic wrote:
Am 01.06.2004 17:40 schrieb(en) mike flyn org:
I have a similar problem with 2.1, though I may just be
missing something. When I try to delete messages from an IMAP
folder they are tagged with the little trash can icon.
However, I can't figure out how to actually expunge the
message. Telling balsa to empty the trash has no affect on my
`Mailbox => Commit current' will take care of it.
`Mailbox => Empty Trash' deletes all messages in your designated
trashbox, but doesn't affect messages marked as trashed in any
This is another issue. In your case, messages are just marked
to be deleted. It will be commited when you either close the
mailbox or commit the changes. There are some options for that
under Balsa setting.
Balsa has historically used the vague term `commit' to refer to a
combination of 2 distinct actions:
- sync: flush flag changes out to the mailstore;
- expunge: remove from the mailstore messages currently marked as
In 2.1, all mailboxes are synced automatically, sometimes after a
small (= few seconds) delay.
The `Mailbox => Commit' actions now consists only of expunging,
and should be renamed as such. The `auto-commit' pref is
redundant, and should probably be removed, unless someone can
think of something useful for it to do--expunge after a fixed,
user-specified, delay is, to my mind, not a natural feature.
Expunge-on-close seems more likely to meet a user's needs;
currently, it's implemented in local mailboxes but not in IMAP
mailboxes, and with no user control for either--that too should
probably be fixed.
I don't think it's good to expose technical details like
opening/closing/committing of individual mailboxes to the user,
but that's balsa's architecture, so better arrange with it. ;)
Acutally, I believe that a user who doesn't check `View => Show
mailbox tabs' is now more or less insulated from the details of
opening and closing. If 'Hide deleted' and 'Expunge on
close' (if it were fully implemented) were the default/new-user
settings, the details of expunging would also be invisible.
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