Best practise for deleting with Thunderbird

Reindl Harald h.reindl at
Sat Nov 8 18:33:36 UTC 2014

Am 08.11.2014 um 19:18 schrieb Stefan G. Weichinger:
> Am 08.11.2014 um 19:15 schrieb Reindl Harald:
>>> Am I in the wrong place with my questions?
>> yes - this is a server list
> I asked for a possible config change on the server side as well ;-)

not use different namespaces - but that likely is no solution

>> 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
> Yep, thanks

looks like TB tries a atomic rename (depending on the server 
capabilities) which could do a fallback to copy/rename in case of a 
message - doing that for a whole folder i dangerous - in case the folder 
may contain 5000 messages

mayboe you could configure TB trash to a local folder instead keep it on 
the server (as long you control all clients) - may also help against 
users deleting junk but never empty trash :-)

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