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Deleted messages via IMAP account--files still in MailDir folders?

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by doni49, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. doni49

    doni49 Well-Known Member

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    I use Thunderbird to access my IMAP server. I deleted a BUNCH of messages last night. I've got TB config'd to delete messages immediately.

    When I deleted these messages last night, they no longer showed up in TB. But when I look at the maildirs, I still see all of the text files for those messages.

    WHY?

    Thanks!

    I copy/pasted the following from my CPanel account.
     
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    Update

    There seems to be some kind of delay between the time I delete the messages via TBird and the time the text files are removed from the folder. I checked filemanager again this morning and they're gone.

    So the timeline is:

    Wednesday - Delete Messages via TBird;
    Thursday - Notice that the files are still there when viewing via CP's filemanager;
    Friday - files no longer appear when viewing in filemanager.​

    I when I noticed this on Thurday night (last night), I used filemanger's "Edit File" link to open several of these text messages and they showed the headers and message bodies of the messages that I had deleted Wednesday night.
     
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