Allow "Empty Trash" to empty from all accounts



14 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: mozilla02, Unassigned)


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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0

I would like to be able to hold down the option key (for example), select Empty
Trash from the menu and have it empty the trash from all of the e-mail accounts.
When the option key is pressed, the menu item should change to indicate the new

Reproducible: Always
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Comment 2

13 years ago
The problem still exists and I would still like to see this feature implemented.

Comment 3

13 years ago
howdy y'all,

[1] my tbird info ...
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv: Gecko/20060516 Thunderbird/ - Build ID: 2006051612

[2] the file/empty-trash command is misleading when one has more than one account ... and one _always_ seems to have at least two accounts given that one can't get rid of the local folders account.

the menu command otta show the account it will apply to and some way to select ...
- any specific account
- all accounts

the default should be the currently selected account and NOT EVER all accounts.

[3] perhaps this should be combined with bug 112944 and that should be changed to CORE instead of the mozsuite.

take care,
QA Contact: general

Comment 4

11 years ago
I would propose that a menu item "Empty All Trash" be added to the File menu to empty trash for all accounts (not just the current account, as "Empty Trash" does).  Also, I would suggest the addition of a "Compact All Folders" menu item.

Such functionality seems to be missing from Thunderbird and 3.0a1pre, and manually clicking into each account to empty the trash and compact gets quite annoying when you have several accounts.
Assignee: mscott → nobody


3 years ago
Component: General → Mail Window Front End
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