OT: Thunderbird email removal

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Tue Mar 24 20:42:05 UTC 2009

Nils Kassube wrote:
> Karl F. Larsen wrote:
>> Now just click on Delete and watch. It takes a little 
>> time but in the lower left corner it tells you it is sending email to
>> the trash directory. You can look at the Trash and it will show the
>> files you sent there.
> Well, IMHO moving to the trash directory is something entirely different 
> than deleting stuff. So it seems the delete function is faulty.

It's not faulty.  It's a design choice.  You can bypass Trash by
pressing shift-delete
(http://email.about.com/od/mozillatips/qt/et122801.htm0), or set it to
empty trash automatically on exit .

> Yes, I know you can empty the trash afterwards, but why move to the trash in 
> the first place if you want to delete mails?

Because it is quite common to accidentally press delete.

Matt Flaschen

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