#1157 ✓duplicate
Andreas Jung

Unable to delete imap folders

Reported by Andreas Jung | May 18th, 2015 @ 04:47 AM

Attached screenshots show that the "Delete mailbox" option is unavailable for some IMAP folder.
Why is this? I can add/remove folders within the parent folder using Mulberry/Postbox Inc/Thunderbird...


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  • benny

    benny May 18th, 2015 @ 09:36 AM

    • State changed from “new” to “duplicate”

    MailMate does not allow deleting non-empty mailboxes (I'm always very careful about anything involving deleting anything permanently). This is a safeguard until some kind of appropriate warning has been implemented.

    This is a duplicate of ticket #902.

  • Andreas Jung

    Andreas Jung May 18th, 2015 @ 01:02 PM

    I guess that adding a warning is a priceless and very low hanging fruit for a very important functionality.

  • benny

    benny May 18th, 2015 @ 01:36 PM

    @Jung: An email client is a very big tree. Even the low hanging fruit can take a lot of time to pick — at least for someone like me. (And this is not a 2 minute fix since I have to be careful when removing current safeguards against deleting non-empty IMAP mailboxes.)

    I can increase its priority if you happen to very often delete non-empty IMAP mailboxes (it's not my impression this is the case for most users).

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Mac OS X email client.

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