IMAP folders automatically created that can't be deleted

stormy

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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?
 

cPanelMichael

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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:

Code:
  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.