Re: [Evolution] My imap Trash folder :( and deleted emails...

On Thu, 2004-01-15 at 08:11, Dwight Tovey wrote:

Is there any way to get Evolution to NOT use a vFolder for trash?  In
other words, I would rather it moved messages into the IMAP Trash folder
when I delete them.  Even marking for delete now and moving to Trash on
exit would be acceptable.

No, there's no way to do that.  This is a long-standing bug (aka
feature) and I'm not sure if it's going to be fixed (user-configurable,
just like Send and Draft) in 2.x, but it certainly doesn't is broken in
the 1.x series.

I would like this functionality for various reasons, but the one that got
me most recently was when I was connected to my mail from an offsite
system (using Squirrelmail) and I needed to look through my trash for a
message that I had deleted while connected from my laptop using Evo. 
Since Evo was set to expunge on exit, the message was gone and not

Just so you know, even if Evolution isn't set to expunge on exit,
Squirrelmail expunges mail every time you use it (at least with version
1.2.8), so every time you use Squirrelmail, you are wiping out the
entire Trash vfolder in Evolution.  It would be nice if Squirrelmail
made that expunge optional, but it doesn't.

I know somebody will say that I shouldn't delete messages that I might
need later, but there are times that somebody will ask a question that I
saw answered just the other day in a message that I deleted.  Being able
to look through the trash can be a big help in cases like that.

No kidding!

With other mail systems that move deleted messages to the Trash folder, I
used to have a cron job that would kick off every night and "expunge" any
messages that were more than X number of days old (I typically set X to
30).  That way I could delete messages that I wasn't immediatly interested
in, but still have a grace period if I change my mind.

Hopefully a future Evolution will take care of this for us
automatically, as well.


Eric Lambart <ximian nomeaning net>

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