[Bug 64762] Re: cannot empty virtual imap trash

Robert Persson ireneshusband at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Oct 9 03:06:50 UTC 2006

By virtual trash I mean the trash folder that appears in my imap account
when it is displayed in Evolution, but does not exist on the server (as
opposed to my real imap trash folder, which is where I would like the
trash to be stored). Messages deleted in Evolution will appear to be
moved to the virtual trash folder, but in fact remain where they were.
If I then access the imap account using  the web interface the deleted
messages will be displayed in strikethrough text. This means that my
inbox clogs up with junk that I can only delete by going through the web
interface and marking each struck through entry manually for true
trashing and deletion.

Related problems with the virtual imap trash are addressed in Ubuntu bug
#13983, which in turn refers to Gnome bug #206061
(http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=206061). Gnome bug #206061,
which, as its comments make abundantly clear, is the root of a whole
host of problems, was first opened in 2001, but has not been resolved
yet. This means, as the author of #13983 implies, that Ubuntu itself is,
in a sense, broken because its chosen MUA--the MUA being one of the most
important applications on a general-purpose workstation--is broken and
shows no sign of being likely to be fixed in the near future.

Sorry if I went over the top. The thing is that I have encountered an
awful lot of Evolution bugs since I started using it two or three weeks
ago. If one person can come across so many bugs in so short a time then
there has to be something really wrong.

cannot empty virtual imap trash

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