Re: [Evolution] IMAP and Expunge

On Sat, 2008-10-18 at 14:08 -0400, Niessner, Albert F wrote:
* read with a little tongue in cheek *

Because real trash stinks and is not easily searchable while email has
no odor and is incredibly easy to search (in Evo anyway). Sure, I
could create a host of folders and sort my email and file it in a
wonderful organization that I will never remember, but why waste the
time? I could even create a folder and move every email into it, but
why when Evo already create one for me called Trash? Evo even makes it
single key strokes or a push of a button to file my email in that
single special folder called Trash. I can search it, sort it, filter
it, pull stuff back out of it, and a host of other useful tasks with
it. Best of all, I can ignore it until I do not need look at it. So,
why should I care that it is called Trash instead of ToLazyToSort?

I understand why you are asking, but I think the analogy of my back
yard and real trash is a bit of a reash. In a lot of ways, my Trash
folder in Evo is just a microcosim for Evo to pretend it is google
with. When I use google, the item I am searching for has value only
for the moment I am searching for it. I had no value yesterday and
probably will not tomorrow. We do not ask people to delete their
websites and pages because they are not valuable to us now. Instead we
ask google to separate the immediately useful from the everyday
trivia. Email is the same way. What I receive today may not be of
value at that moment or may have value again in the future. My Trash
folder thus becomes the glod of information and Evo my search engine.

If you moved it to another folder â call it "pending deletion" â you
wouldn't have the problem you are having.  Trash is special in that it
is designed to be trash.  It is not automatically expunged just in case
you deleted it by accident.  It is meant to stay in there for a day or a
week at most.

Art Alexion
Resources for Human Development, Inc.          215-951-0300 x3075
4700 Wissahickon Ave.                                 art rhd org
Philadelphia, PA 19144                      

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