Best practise for deleting with Thunderbird

Reindl Harald h.reindl at
Sat Nov 8 18:15:35 UTC 2014

Am 08.11.2014 um 19:12 schrieb Stefan G. Weichinger:
>> Now when I create a folder in the public space and try to delete it via
>> thunderbird I get something like:
>> "Renaming not supported across non-private namespaces"
>> As far as I found out by browsing the web this is related to Thunderbird
>> trying to move (=rename) the mail from the public to the private
>> namespace, correct?
>> Setting TB to immediately remove mails (tested that, this works) seems a
>> bit scary to me: this removes a safety layer for the users because this
>> would also apply to their personal maildirs.
>> Is there any more elegant way of solving this?
>> Do I have to set up some kind of ACLs?
>> Some kind of "public paperbin folder" ??
>> Pls help me to understand this better ;-)
> Am I in the wrong place with my questions?

yes - this is a server list

you just have two options in a mail-client

* delete immediately
* move it to trash folder

move in case of thunderbird is always copy+delete

that's how it works

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