[lug] Mozilla Mail Questions

George Sexton gsexton at mhsoftware.com
Thu Apr 10 11:35:16 MDT 2003

I guess another question with Mozilla and IMAP is this:

The options for deleting seem to be:

1) Move to trash
2) mark As deleted.

If you move to trash, the message is moved to the trash folder, and the 
IMAP folder is immediately compacted. This has to create a lot of 
overhead on the server if your folders have any size.

If you  mark as deleted, there doesn't seem to be any way to create a 
folder view that hides deleted messages. You end up having to compact 
folders all of the time.

Is there a way to create a view that hides deleted messages so folder 
only have to be compacted occasionally?

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.
> 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.
> Is there a better solution than Mozilla Mail?
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