[lug] Mozilla Mail Questions

Warren Sanders sanders at montanalinux.org
Thu Apr 10 11:33:39 MDT 2003

George Sexton wrote:

> I am trying to use Mozilla for mail and I am running into some things 
> that I hope someone can help me with. Outlook suddenly decided that it 
> was so important that it needs to use 100% of my CPU 100% of the time.
> My questions are:
> When you are viewing messages in threaded view, and the thread is 
> collapsed. I.E. it only shows the head message, how can you delete all 
> messages in the entire thread. I tried pressing CTRL+DEL, SHIFT+DEL, 
> etc and it only seems to delete one message at a time. The threaded 
> view is really cool. It's particularly nice for mailing lists. I don't 
> get why I cannot delete a thread in one action. Surely I'm not 
> figuring something out  here. 

Click on the thread icon and it will expand them out and select them all.

> The second item is that when I reply to a message, it doesn't seem to 
> put a copy of the message in the folder where the original message 
> resides. For example, I use procmail to sort all of my messages. Under 
> Outlook, when I hit reply, a copy of the reply was saved in the IMAP 
> folder on my Linux server. I can't seem to figure out how to do this. 
> The only solution I can think of is to select the BCC option and then 
> add procmail rules to write it back to the correct folder. Surely 
> there's something I am missing. 

By default it saves to the "Sent" folder on the IMAP server.  At times I 
change this default.  See the Edit>Mail & Newsgroups Account 
Settings>Copies & Folders.  Be sure there is a checked box for "Place a 
copy in:".

> Is there a better solution than Mozilla Mail?

Now don't be starting a flame war here!  :-P   Of course Mozilla is my 
choice GUI client.  Also be sure to be using the latest 1.3 of Mozilla; 
tons of bug fixes and awesome new features!

Warren Sanders

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