IMAP Deleted and Sent items

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by decomplexity, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. decomplexity

    decomplexity Guest

    There have been several posts over the past six months or so expressing
    frustration about how WLM handles IMAP accounts and in particular Sent or
    Deleted items. (The WLM Help screens are so scant they are a standing joke; I
    gather it is commonplace for users in trouble to search for the nearest
    equivalent feature in Outlook Express which does have more useful Help).

    There appear to be two still-unresolved issues:

    - why selecting ‘Use the deleted item folder for IMAP accounts’ (in Tools /
    Options / Advanced) results instead in deleted messages simply vanishing even
    when neither of the related options (in Tools / Options / Advanced /
    Maintenance) – ‘Empty messages from the Deleted items folder on exit’ and
    ‘Purge deleted messages when leaving IMAP folders’ are checked.
    Note that the ‘Show deleted messages’ option in View / Show or hide is not
    available when ‘Use the deleted item folder for IMAP accounts is specified’
    so it would be reasonable to expect that deleted messages in the deleted item
    folder would be displayed or there would be no point in having a Deleted item
    folder at all!

    - why sent mail is stored in the Sent Items storage folder even when the
    ‘Store special folders on IMAP server’ is checked (and the paths appear to be
    set correctly with e.g. the Sent Items path box being set to a suitable
    corresponding IMAP folder name).

    Any comments or updates pls?
     
    decomplexity, Sep 27, 2009
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  2. decomplexity

    kensden Guest

    I have the same problem, I'm using WLMD for my one IMAP account I have no
    interest in local storage folders, I just want to use this client rather than
    the webmail (Crap) that my ISP provides. I want the IMAP folders on WLMD to
    refect the mail server. Unfortunately when I send an email it does not show
    up in the Sent IMAP folder and when I delete an email it does not show up in
    the Trash folder????

    Under IMAP folders I have set the Root Folder path to Inbox (as per my mail
    server)

    I have set the path for Sent Items (Sent), Draft (Drafts), Deleted Items
    (Trash) and Junk (Spam) all as per my mail server. BUT when I SEND or DELETE
    the action in recorded in the appropriate IMAP folder

    All help gratefully received.

    Kenny
    I have

    "decomplexity" wrote:

    > There have been several posts over the past six months or so expressing
    > frustration about how WLM handles IMAP accounts and in particular Sent or
    > Deleted items. (The WLM Help screens are so scant they are a standing joke; I
    > gather it is commonplace for users in trouble to search for the nearest
    > equivalent feature in Outlook Express which does have more useful Help).
    >
    > There appear to be two still-unresolved issues:
    >
    > - why selecting ‘Use the deleted item folder for IMAP accounts’ (in Tools /
    > Options / Advanced) results instead in deleted messages simply vanishing even
    > when neither of the related options (in Tools / Options / Advanced /
    > Maintenance) – ‘Empty messages from the Deleted items folder on exit’ and
    > ‘Purge deleted messages when leaving IMAP folders’ are checked.
    > Note that the ‘Show deleted messages’ option in View / Show or hide is not
    > available when ‘Use the deleted item folder for IMAP accounts is specified’
    > so it would be reasonable to expect that deleted messages in the deleted item
    > folder would be displayed or there would be no point in having a Deleted item
    > folder at all!
    >
    > - why sent mail is stored in the Sent Items storage folder even when the
    > ‘Store special folders on IMAP server’ is checked (and the paths appear to be
    > set correctly with e.g. the Sent Items path box being set to a suitable
    > corresponding IMAP folder name).
    >
    > Any comments or updates pls?
    >
     
    kensden, Sep 29, 2009
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