Imap trash settings

Phil'll Fix It Computers phil at
Sun Dec 22 19:14:43 UTC 2013

Sent from Samsung tablet

-------- Original message --------
From: thufir <hawat.thufir at> 
Date: 22/12/2013  21:45  (GMT+10:00) 
To: ubuntu-users at 
Subject: Re: Imap trash settings 
On Sun, 22 Dec 2013 10:35:53 +0000, thufir wrote:

> I think you're asking what happens when a user trashes an e-mail from
> their client?  AFAIK, it's removed immediately, that's the point of
> IMAP.  That's provided that they have the client configured to do so, in
> TB I believe there's a setting about that, what to do with deleted
> e-mails.

It's under Account Settings -> Server Settings

"when I remove a message"

x  move it to trash
   just mark deleted
   remove immediately

so, in the default setting above, I don't think TB is configured to tell 
the IMAP server to remove it.  However, if the client has that box 
checked, then, yes, I think it happens right away.

Welcome to the mailing list :)


ubuntu-users mailing list
ubuntu-users at
Modify settings or unsubscribe at:

If you do not empty your trash manually (which a lot of users wont do) how long until the server removes them or will they sit in trash forever. Is there a setting to say automatically remove messages from trash that have resided there for more than 30 days.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <>

More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list