True IMAP Trash Folder
matt at atopia.net
Tue Feb 3 12:09:42 PST 2004
Louis LeBlanc wrote:
>On 02/02/04 10:27 AM, Matt Juszczak sat at the `puter and typed:
>>>On Mon, 02 Feb 2004 10:20:09 -0500 UTC (2/2/2004, 9:20 AM -0600 UTC my
>>>time), Matt Juszczak wrote:
>>>M> Does anyone know of a mail client that supports a true IMAP trash
>>>M> folder? Evolution doesn't, and so I use evolution on three different
>>>M> machines and if I have deleted messages I have to check all three
>>>M> machines sometimes to find it.
>>>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
>>I understand now. Thanks. So do you know of a mail client that
>>supports "Deleting Items" to a folder called "Trash" on the IMAP
>>server? Right now I have evolution and if I delete mail it puts it into
>>a local trash folder, but I dont see an option to "Copy deleted mail to
>>folder <blah> on mail server" or something like that.
>I use mutt with an imap server. I've tied macros to specific keys
>that save messages to INBOX.trash, which effectively deletes them from
>the current folder. I go to the .trash folder and use 'D' to clean it
>out on a regular basis, sometimes finding one or two that I didn't
>want to delete. It requires folder hooks to change the underlying
>behavior for the 'd', '^d' and 'D' keys based on the current folder,
>but it works like a charm.
>The mutt site documents how to do most of this, but if you like, I can
>dig up my macros for you.
I think I got it covered. My new solution seems to work. Thanks though!
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