[Alpine-info] Re: Strange behaviour in deleting from Gmail]
mtdalling at gmail.com
Thu Dec 17 06:59:02 PST 2009
On 17 Dec 2009, at 13:32, Özgür Gökmen wrote:
>> But perhaps that's a solution for anyone who mostly uses Alpine and only
>> occasionally Apple Mail.
> I prefer an IMAP compliant Mail.app instead.
But I thought you also wanted to use Apple Mail at times. Wasn't that what your post had been about?
>> Alternatively, how if you delete the offending mailbox, highlight the
>> one you *do* want to use in the left pane, and select in the menubar
>> Mailbox > Use This Mailbox For > Sent? Its name (and very location in
>> the UI) will then change inside Mail but not, I think, on the server.
> If you want to keep your sanity, I would suggest you keep away from doing
> this. At least make sure to login to your server, and back up your .Sent
> and .Sent Messages directories if you value your sent mail.
Well, obviously, if the mailbox had contents that you wished to keep you'd copy them before deleting it. So I'm not sure what the point of this comment is.
What I was suggesting was that if you used that dialog to tell the program that whatever mailbox you are using for your sent messages with your other programs was to be for "Sent" messages it would not need to and would not re-create the offending ".Sent" mailbox that you don't want. If this suggestion works and is useful to you, then I'm pleased to have helped. But by all means don't -- if you don't ever use the client and/or don't want to try the solution.
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