Re: [Evolution] New user - please clarify Expunge

Hi thanks for the reply

On Fri, 2019-07-19 at 17:44 +0200, Andre Klapper wrote:

which Evolution version is this about?
Which mail account type is this about? (IMAP, POP, ...)

The latest presumably as it came straight from the repos


On Fri, 2019-07-19 at 16:08 +0100, James Freer wrote:
I was pleased evolution installed without hitch but I am a bit unsure
on the
Expunge. I want to automatically delete messages over 24 months. Went
Folder > Properties > AutoArchive (selecting delete old messages over
months). That marks them for deletion but when I did a folder Expunge
it did
not seem to clear them. So I am wondering how that is to work. [I put
messages into the All Mail folder (rather than inbox)]. Maybe there
is a better

What is an "All Mail folder"? Is that something you created and you
move Inbox messages there via a filter rule?

I assume you aren't familiar with Gmail. All mail goes into the 'All Mail'
folder... even Sent mail (although a copy is put in the Sent folder). The
google way of doing things. There is an Inbox and one can archive to All Mail
but as you suggest I put in a filter (on gmail UI settings) to bypass it...
just avoids having to manually archive mail.


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