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IMAP folders automatically created that can't be deleted

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by stormy, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. stormy

    stormy Well-Known Member

    Nov 22, 2003
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    With version 11.48, I have some new mailboxes Junk and Archive that can't be deleted. Even deleting them from the command line, they are instantly recreated.

    I think this has something to do with iOS autoconfigure. I can't configure my mail in iOS to choose any folder other than Archive for archiving emails. If I make a change, it doesn't stick.

    I tried turning off Autoconfigure/Autodiscover but it didn't fix the issue. Any ideas?
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Forums Analyst
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    Apr 11, 2011
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    Hello :)

    Dovecot and Courier are now configured to inform mail clients of special IMAP folders such as Trash, Junk, Sent, and Archive. They are configured to automatically create:

      mailbox Archive {
        special_use = \Archive
        auto = create
    Thus, it's not possible to remove them (this was discussed in internal case number 161561). I suggest opening a feature request for the ability to delete those folders:

    Submit a Feature Request

    Thank you.
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