[MlMt] Changing IMAP Server Behaviors?

Benny Kjær Nielsen mailinglist at freron.com
Thu Aug 23 10:41:07 EDT 2018

On 21 Aug 2018, at 22:03, Peter Jones wrote:

> Problem: under Apple Mail, I had set the IMAP server to delete 
> messages in the “Trash” mailbox when a message > 30 days old. For 
> business I need to keep those messages and manually archive them 
> periodically. But MailMate has kept the server behavior which I set in 
> the Apple Mail system, and I can’t find out how to change it from 
> MailMate.

By default, MailMate has no such behavior, but it's very likely that 
your IMAP server does. For example, Gmail behaves like this by default.

To get around the server behavior, you can create another mailbox for 
your deleted messages in the account and then use “Mailbox ▸ Mailbox 
Type” to assign it to be used for your “Deleted Messages”.

(MailMate or any other email client have no way to change the server 
behavior, but you might have access to server settings somehow.)

I hope that helps.


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