True IMAP Trash Folder

Oscar Ricardo Silva osilva at
Mon Feb 2 14:13:19 PST 2004

At 09:33 AM 2/2/2004, you wrote:
>Hi Matt,
>On Mon, 02 Feb 2004 10:27:41 -0500 UTC (2/2/2004, 9:27 AM -0600 UTC my
>time), Matt Juszczak wrote:
> >>There is no trash folder in the IMAP protocol itself.. Removing mail is a
> >>two step process, first of deleting it, and second of purging the deleted
> >>mail.
> >>
> >>
> >>
>M> I understand now.  Thanks.  So do you know of a mail client that
>M> supports "Deleting Items" to a folder called "Trash" on the IMAP
>M> server?
>No, because it is not part of the IMAP protocol.
>M> Right now I have evolution and if I delete mail it puts it into
>M> a local trash folder, but I dont see an option to "Copy deleted mail to
>M> folder <blah> on mail server" or something like that.
>Right, not part of the protocol, so there would be no option for that. You
>can either manually drag-N-drop deleted mail, before you purge it, to a new
>folder you create on the server, called Trash, or whatever. Or... perhaps
>you can set up a filter to move/copy deleted mail to your new Trash folder,
>etc... this might work.

Which leads me to ask/comment/point out, a bit off topic perhaps ... if you 
do take the filter path, and are checking mail on different machines, 
perhaps with different applications and operating systems ... how do you 
sychronize your filters?  I believe there's not a centralized universal way 
of filtering messages.  Do you have create them on each app you use?


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