How to avoid deletion of all messages in a folder at once?

Cameron Murdoch cam at
Tue May 2 16:38:34 EDT 2006

Hendrik Koch wrote:
> Hello,
> is it possible to deny the deletion of all messages in a folder at once 
> but allow single deletion?
> I have shared folders where some users are allowed to delete messages. 
> Someone managed to mark all messages and removed them. Of course there 
> was a backup, but i would like to avoid this.
> kind regards,
> Hendrik

If you are using 2.3 then have a look at delayed_expunge in imapd.conf. 
In the case you describe you would have been able to recover the 
messages with one command (unexpunge) without going to backups. Of 
course this assumes that cyr_expire hadn't run yet.



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