Automatically moving marked mails?
Adam Tauno Williams
awilliam at whitemice.org
Wed Jul 1 22:12:54 EDT 2009
> It's true that the concept of delete/expunge is difficult for many new
> users to grasp. In my experience, the worst consequence is when users
> who delete but never expunge exceed quota and don't know why because
> deleted messages are hidden from view. A visual indicator (such as a
> strike-through, symbol, special color) is far more preferable, as it at
> least makes the problem evident. I agree that the whole process borders
> on the ridiculous, but that's a problem with IMAP,
I disagree, I think the process is quite elegant; certainly simpler to
manage that a *&@(*@ Trash folder. In delete/expunge mode restoring a
message (or many messages) keeps their original context whereas Trash
accumulates messages from potentially many folders.
> not Cyrus (and most
> users would probably clamour for similar functionality if the behaviour
> was removed).
> In any case, users expect to control this in the MUA, so it's probably
> best to keep it out of the server.
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