Re: [Evolution] How to (not) move mail!?
- From: Pete Biggs <pete biggs org uk>
- To: evolution-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: [Evolution] How to (not) move mail!?
- Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2007 08:42:43 +0100
How do I move mail? The move mail function doesn't seem to work!?
IMAP doesn't have a move mail function - it is implemented on most
systems as copy followed by delete. If you have set your evo to show
deleted messages, then it will still show those messages as deleted
until you purge them. The system can't do copy - delete - purge
automatically because IMAP can only purge whole mail boxes, it can't
purge individual messages, and there would be an outcry if a by-product
of moving a message was to purge the whole mail box (I know lots of
people who use their deleted mail as an archive system!).
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