IMAP messages marked deleted are purged instead of moved if Moz is set to move deleted messages to the Trash folder



MailNews Core
16 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: Antonio M. D'souza, Assigned: Bienvenu)


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16 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-GB; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030313
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-GB; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030313

Some IMAP clients do not offer the option of moving deleted messages to a Trash
folder. Instead they follow the standard IMAP procedure of leaving them in the
Inbox but marking them as deleted. However, if Moz is set to move messages to
the Trash folder when they are deleted, if it find any messages marked as
deleted in the Inbox then it destroys them instead of moving them to the Trash
folder. This is causing messages I delete in other IMAP clients to be
irrecoverably lost each time I use MozMail. 

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:

Comment 1

16 years ago
this is invalid - you need to configure mozilla not to move messages to the
trash, but rather, to show deleted messages. Then, we won't do an expunge. Go
into the account settings for your imap server and pick the "mark as deleted"
option  for when I delete messages. You can't have your cake and eat it too,
i.e., have a trash folder when running mozilla, and not expect it to
occasionally expunge the inbox.

Comment 2

16 years ago
marking Invalid.
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Product: MailNews → Core
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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