[Dovecot] Lazy expunge plugin

Mark Nienberg gmane at tippingmar.com
Tue Dec 19 17:39:43 UTC 2006

Timo Sirainen wrote:
> There's now a plugin called lazy_expunge in CVS. Instead of EXPUNGE
> expunging the mails directly, they're moved to a mailbox with same name
> in another namespace where user can still copy the mails back. Also
> DELETEd mailboxes are moved to another namespace.
> See http://wiki.dovecot.org/Plugins/Lazyexpunge for more information.
> This is similar to Cyrus's two phase expunge:
> http://www-uxsup.csx.cam.ac.uk/~dpc22/cyrus/two_phase_expunge.html

In rc15 and previous, it isn't possible for thunderbird clients to delete a folder in 
a public namespace if the thunderbird client is configured to move deleted items to a 
trash folder (which is presumably in a private namespace).  The error message says:

"Can't rename mailbox to another storage type"

Does this version of dovecot remove that problem?


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