Re: [Evolution] Deleting mail on IMAP

Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
On Wed, 2008-10-29 at 09:39 -0400, Art Alexion wrote:
On Wed, 2008-10-29 at 04:48 -0400, Pete Biggs wrote:
On Tue, 2008-10-28 at 23:18 +0200, jongi wrote:
I have setup IMAP to download mails from my server. What I would like
to do is to remove mails from server when I delete items from
Evolution. Is this possible?

When you delete mail in IMAP, the messages are just marked for deletion
- you then need to purge the mailbox to permanently remove the marked
messages both in Evo and on the server.  It is probably clearer if you
turn off the "hide deleted messages" option.
I note you are using Gmail IMAP.  Gmail IMAP is not standard IMAP in
that there are no folders on the server, only labels.  Messages can have
no labels (in which case they are presented in the inbox AND All Mail),
one label (in which case it is presented in Inbox, All Mail, and the
folder with the name of the label), or multiple labels (in which case
they appear in Inbox, All Mail, and each and every folder matching the
multiple labels).

I'm not sure how this works on the back end, but deleting a message from
a folder works differently in evo than kmail or Apple mail (the three
which I am familiar with).

In kmail and Apple Mail, deleting a message from a label based folder
moves it to the gmail trash (which I think is a real, and not merely
virtual folder) removing it from all virtual IMAP folders.  Evo treats
it as real IMAP and marks it deleted in that folder.  That seems to have
only the effect of removing that Gmail label and "deleting" it from that
folder only.  The message still appears in other virtual folders and
also in the Inbox and All Mail.

This is now a bit more configurable, see:
Basically, it allows you to set Gmail to follow the Evo (i.e. canonical
IMAP) model of deletion. Interestingly, you can set this up on a
per-folder basis (I haven't tried it yet).


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Thanks guys. This was just what I was looking for. I should have been clearer and stated I was talking about GMail from the onset.


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