From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:0.9.4+) Gecko/20011008 BuildID: 2001100803 When using POP and 'delete message from server when deleted locally' preference, if a mail is *filtered into trash* (i.e. deleted locally) then that mail is *not* deleted from the server. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce:
and when you delete the trash it is not deleted from the server. This means the server gets filled up with emails that you never wanted to see in the first place.
filtering to trash does not delete from POP server but there is an option to "Delete the message" in filters, that deletes from the POP server while filtering to trash. Now I wish there was a filter option that deletes messages from POP server, but I guess that should be filed as another bug report/feature request.
filed bug 117037 for that.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 89034 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
this is not an exact duplicate of bug 89034 there is another issue here. Seems that "Delete the message" doesn't delete messages on POP server.
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: DUPLICATE → ---
build 2001122106 win32 trunk, neither move to trash folder nor delete the message deletes the message on the pop server.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
This is not in reference to the mail filtered to trash not deleting from the server. FYI...But generally when you have this option set up to delete the messages from the server when delete locally, should be follwed by a Get Message. After clicking the get message button the messages should be deleted on the server.
this is preventing me from using filters, and I've been getting more mail lately. What needs to be done to get this fixed?
This problem exists also on mozilla 1.1 in Linux.
OS -> All based on comment 19.
OS: Windows 2000 → All
Marking as a dupe of bug 89034 again. The correct behaviour (based on bug 66270 and the 'new' (per 200208) label for this feature in preferences: "Delete messages on server when they are deleted or moved from Inbox") is that as soon as a message leaves the inbox and the pref is set, it should be deleted from server. The keyword here is "leaves" - no matter if this is done by "moving" to a different folder or by "deleting" the message. Bug 89034 covers fixing this behaviour for when the moving or deleting is done by filters, and this is thus a dupe. If you disagree and want to reopen, please explain clearly where this bug differs. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 89034 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago → 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
I understand that bug 89034 originally was about filtering mail to another folder and keeping it on the server at this point, and only when the mail is later (manually) deleted from that folder, it should also be removed from the server. This would require a mechanism to track every message back to its originating server, even from local folders. _This_ bug is about the fact that moving a message to a local folder manually deletes ist from the server (assuming that "Delete message..." is checked), while moving it to a local folder automatically using a filter rule does not, which is inconsistent behavior. IMHO these two bugs are completely different, so I vote for reopening this one.
You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.