Should change File Menu to "Compact This Folder" for IMAP Mark as deleted mode Refer to bug 64751: Our client had Compact (All) Folders feature for POP, Local and IMAP "Move to Trash" mode and "Delete Immediately" mode. Our client should change File Menu to "Compact This Folder" for IMAP Mark as Deleted mode. 1) Login to a mail account with IMAP Mark as Deleted mode. 2) Select File Menu 3) Actual Results: Our client still displays "Compact Folders" for IMAP Mark as deleted mode Expected Results: Since in IMAP Mark as Deleted mode, the functionality is Compact "This" Folder....so on UI should change File Menu to "Compact This Folder"
The name of the menu item should not be "Compact This Folder" or "Compact Folders." It should be "Purge Deleted Messages" or "Purge Messages Marked for Deletion." The meaning of the term "Compact" is far from obvious. Is it making the folder smaller on disk? Is it performing janitorial services on the server? Plus, it's plural ("folders"), so I'm not sure if it's going to do things to other folders (I assume that as implemented, it actually lies and compacts (purges) just the current folder). OTOH, If I've just hit "delete" and I'm looking for the menu option that will *really* delete, I want to see an action term with the word "Deleted" in it, or at least "Marked for Deletion". There is also an option "Empty Trash" that is distracting; in the absence of a clear "Purge Deleted" function, users (e.g. me) will repeatedly attempt to empty trash, since that's semantically close to what we really want to do. In addition, the IMAP standard calls the action "Purge," and MS Outlook calls the action "Purge Deleted Messages". Bringing Mozilla in line with the rest of the universe is not always a bad idea.
Isn't this a dupe of bug 94251 ("Compact Folders" should really say "Compact Folder")?
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 94251 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Verified as dup.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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