Re: [Evolution] Stupid MUA Behavior (Trash)

On Tue, 2005-08-23 at 10:09 -0400, Jeffrey Stedfast wrote:
On Tue, 2005-08-23 at 07:45 -0600, Jeffrey D. Means wrote:
Why is it that when using Evolution as a MUA with IMAP when I delete a
piece of mail I have to take a 4 step process to actually delete the
1: Pressing delete places it in the Evolution Trash folder for the
IMAP account

hitting delete on a message in, say, INBOX, just flags the message as
deleted (this is how IMAP works, and in fact, all other mail clients)

True it does flag it as deleted but it places it in the Evolution/Trash
folder under the IMAP account which you have to expunge to get the
message moved to the Account/Inbox/Trash folder where you again have to
flag it as deleted then expunge that folder to actually delete the

I only found this to be true after wondering where I had tied up 500MB
of space in my Maildir on the server I run.  It turned out I had over 1
million messages going back over the past year that were flagged as
deleted but not expunged from my IMAP trash folder.  As I just proved
that you really have to delete the message in a 4 step process as I
outlined earlier.  Also you have to expunge _each_ folder individually
to ensure that the message really is removed from the folder not just
marked deleted (this is probably IMAP standard behavior.)  The software
I am running is courier-IMAP with qmail behind it.

2: Expunging the IMAP Account/IMAP/Trash folder moves it to my IMAP
Account/Inbox/Trash folder

no idea what you are saying here as this makes no sense.

if you Expunge in INBOX (or whatever folder you deleted a message from),
it removes it from the server (and virtual Trash folder as well)

3: Deleting the items in the IMAP Account/Inbox/Trash folder

no need... and in fact can't. a message in the Trash folder is already
marked as Deleted.

4: Finally now I can / have to expunge the Inbox/Trash as well

eh? the message was completely wiped from the server at step 2...

Jeffrey D. Means
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