Re: [Evolution] How to delete single messages from the trash bin

Thanks to everybody who replied.  I get it now and I'll work with it.

I appreciate having it clearly explained.

On Mon, 2019-02-25 at 09:01 -0700, Zan Lynx wrote:
On February 25, 2019 3:10:05 AM MST, Patrick O'Callaghan <poc usb ve>
On Sun, 2019-02-24 at 16:54 -0700, Zan Lynx 

No, this is not how Evolution Trash works.

The fundamental model in Evolution follows the IMAP paradigm, in
deleted messages are merely marked for deletion, not removed.
removing them is called "expunging". In the Evo interface the Trash
folder is a search folder by default, so the "deleted" messages
stay in
their original folders but are merely marked for deletion. Toggle
View->Show Deleted Messages option to see them.

As a system administrator in a past life I would have "cleaned"
user's Trash folders in Exchange without a second thought.

As a programmer writing, say, online backup software I would not save
files or email in a Trash folder anymore than I would save temporary
or cache files.

If I ran an online IMAP server, which I do for myself, it would
automatically purge deleted messages older than a month.

So Evolution *does* work that way. Because it marks a Deleted flag
and that flag does whatever the server side decides to do.

By no definition of the word "Deleted" does it mean "Keep this until
I come back for it."

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