Re: Is there a reason why the trashed flag is not synced?

Subject: Re: Is there a reason why the trashed flag is not synced?

Date: Tue, 11 May 2021 08:23:21 +0200

To: Michael J Gruber


From: Reto

On Mon, May 10, 2021 at 03:31:52PM +0200, Michael J Gruber wrote:
> Deleting by chance is more harmful, yes. But is it more typical to clear
> out duplicate files using "T" or to delete a message (i.e. all it's file
> copies)?

You have to be a bit careful here... imap is a relatively strange protocol.
Consider a provider like gmail that uses a label system over normal imap folders.
If you assign a message "inbox" and "vacation" and maybe "archive" and then want
to remove the message from inbox and vacation folders you execute delete instructions.
That however, certainly shouldn't propagate to the "archive" copy.

So I'd argue that in fact no, what you mention is not the "typical" thing to do.
At least not with those providers.
Not all MUAs behave the same in regards to whether or not they set the trash flag
Yes, you can tell neomutt to do almost anything, but if setting the Trash flag
on one message starts deleting all other copies I'd be very much surprised.
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