Re: [Evolution] Moving an email creates a duplicate in the trash folder (?!)

On Thu, 2007-01-25 at 15:37 +0000, re2823 Safe-mail net wrote:
Could someone please confirm that I'm not losing my mind. I've
discovered that moving emails between folders in evolution creates
duplicates in the trash folder. Here's a recipe to reproduce the

Take one fresh evolution installation version 2.6.3 on a clean debian
etch (no .evolution or .gconf/apps/evolution folders), start evolution,
create a new folder (call it anything you like) to archive your emails
into, then move the "Getting started" welcome email into your archive
folder. Check the inbox to make sure the welcome email is no longer
there, check your archive folder to make sure that the welcome mail IS
there, now look in the trash folder. There's a duplicate of the welcome email.

Huh? Is this unique to my parallel universe, or can someone else
reproduce the same?

This is correct and is the way Evo is supposed to work. Briefly, on IMAP
servers there is no "move" primitive so Evo has to copy the message and
remove the original. "Removing" in IMAP is a 2-step process: mark as
deleted, and then expunge the folder. This means you can undo deletes as
long as you haven't expunged.

The same may apply to Exchange servers; I don't know.

In any case, all you need to do is periodically hit Ctrl-E (Folder
->Expunge) or File->Empty Trash (equivalent to Expunge on all folders).

BTW, note that the Trash folder in Evo is a *virtual folder*. This means
that undeleting something means that it goes back to where it was
originally without Evo having to remember extra state information, which
is a neat trick.


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