[kdepim-users] more gmail imap and expiry questions

Thomas Olsen tanghus at gmail.com
Sun Oct 25 17:16:28 GMT 2009

On 25/10-2009 16:37 Art Alexion <art.alexion at verizon.net> wrote:
> E Hakan Duran's questions reminded me to ask the following.
> I use gmail IMAP as well. Directly, not disconnected.  I have expiry set
>  for most folders but not all.  Unlike Mr. Duran, I want the expired
>  messages deleted permanently.  I save the ones I don't wish to lose buy
>  marking them important (which gmail treats as "starred").
> Yesterday, I notice that messages I thought expiry had blasted into
> non-existence were still appearing in the all mail folder.  An experiment
> revealed that this also is what is happening when I "shift delete" a
>  message to skip the trash.  However if I just "delete" a message and allow
>  it to be moved to trash, then empty the trash, its gone.
> Has anyone found a work around for this behavior, or should I just change
>  all my expiry settings to "move to trash"?

Said shortly: Yes :-) And it should be moving it to the _GMail_ Trash folder.

> Another question.  The "expire all folders" command in the file menu is a
>  bit scary.  Does it just apply the folder defined expiry settings to
>  folders that have expiry settings, or does it somehow delete mail I didn't
>  wish to expire? I found a bug on this which basically discussed putting
>  more info in the command or confirmation dialog because of this
>  uncertainty, but never discussed what should be put in that warning, i.e.,
>  it never discussed what actually happens.

Wouldn't know. Never used it.

Best Regards / Med venlig hilsen

  Thomas Olsen

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