[Dovecot] 2.1.rc5 Cannot delete folders from trash

Daniel L. Miller dmiller at amfes.com
Wed Feb 15 17:14:34 EET 2012

On 2/14/2012 4:42 PM, Willie Gillespie wrote:
> On 02/14/2012 01:40 PM, Daniel L. Miller wrote:
>> On 2/14/2012 12:06 PM, Willie Gillespie wrote:
>>> On 2/13/2012 8:34 PM, Daniel L. Miller wrote:
>>>> I'm fighting the same issue. With the current release (2.1rc6) no 
>>>> errors
>>>> are logged - but I'm having problems deleted folders from trash. I've
>>>> enabled tb-extra-mailbox-sep. Two folders that were previously in 
>>>> Trash
>>>> were successfully removed. I deleted four more - after several
>>>> Thunderbird restarts, compacts, refreshes, I have killed three of 
>>>> them -
>>>> there is still one folder that won't "die". Thunderbird reports the
>>>> mailbox doesn't exist, yet it continues to appear.
>>> Out of curiosity -- does the mailbox actually exist if you look on the
>>> Dovecot server?
>>> Secondly, is it listed in your subscription file?
>> At one time - yes they were. After further playing, they do not exist in
>> the on-disk folder structure, nor in the subscription file. But still
>> show in the client - with errors.
> Sounds like a Thunderbird bug then.  With Thunderbird shut down, you 
> could browse into the profile.
> ~\.thunderbird or 
> C:\Users\name\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\whatever\ImapMail\server.name
> Find the mailbox that is not supposed to be there and move/delete it.
> The filename will usually just be the mailbox name.  A .msf file is 
> Thunderbird's index file.  It will create .sbd folders for any 
> sub-mailboxes.

I tried going in via squirrelmail - saw no subfolders under trash.  Went 
back in with Thunderbird - all gone.


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