[Dovecot] Automatic Expunge

Ed W lists at wildgooses.com
Wed Jun 25 15:44:04 EEST 2008

Jason Wohlford wrote:
> On Jun 22, 2008, at 10:49 PM, Timo Sirainen wrote:
>> What do you mean by automatic moving?
> I'd like to change the world. Or at least Microsoft. I haven't quite 
> accomplished that (yet). Outlook handles IMAP so bad! I'm basically 
> looking to 'fix it' on the server.

I've personally found most versions of Outlook (and OE) quite 
satisfactory with IMAP?

I believe you need to change an option with Outlook to make it hide the 
deleted messages:

The other thing I found with Outlook is that you may need to tweak the 
Deleted/Sent folder options depending on your setup.  Outlook defaults 
to namespace so if you are using any kind of namespace on your server 
then I think the deleted and sent folders default to being local?  If 
you have used Dovecot suggested options then you will have a flat 
namespace so disregard this... (I was using Courier before, hence this 
was an issue)

I think some versions of outlook may also need you to flick an option to 
set them to store Deleted/Drafts and Sent on the server??

Ed W

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