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    Default Delete more than 100 messages

    Hello, is there any way to delete more than 100 messages from the web client? Let's say that someone wants to clear 2000 messages from their sent items folder. It's kinda painful to do this 100 messages at a time. Is there an easier way to do this?

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    If you want to clear out the folder you can right-click it in the web client and click "Empty Folder". Otherwise you can setup a desktop mail client to access the account and delete them that way.

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    Hi, I'm on 4.5.11, and there is no empty folder option (there is on 5.x)

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    Ok, didn't think about that. I'm not aware of any way directly in the web client. Like I said, probably the easiest would be to add the account to a mail client and delete them.

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    Also, I know that in 5.0 you can empty a folder using zmprov. I would imagine that's available in 4.5 as well. That's not using the web client like you were after, but it can be done that way as well.

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    I simply set my max zimbraPrefMailItemsPerPage with zmprov to 600 and my pain went away. It was on 5.0.8 so i am not sure if you can do this with 4 also.

    Please be aware that this is sort of a hack. I have no idea if it harms your installation or WebUI in any way. ( Or in other words: "Dont do this at home kiddies!" )

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    Quote Originally Posted by gantscha View Post
    I simply set my max zimbraPrefMailItemsPerPage with zmprov to 600 and my pain went away. It was on 5.0.8 so i am not sure if you can do this with 4 also.

    Please be aware that this is sort of a hack. I have no idea if it harms your installation or WebUI in any way. ( Or in other words: "Dont do this at home kiddies!" )
    Yeah, good call. That should work. I would definitely set that back down once you are done, as I imagine it will slow down the web client.

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    I am running 5.x and I see the 'Empty Folder' option but it is disabled!

    I have 35,000 cron messages I want to dump from this folder, and at 100 messages per shot I'm about to call the Betty Ford clinic. I'm assuming there is some config that 'allows' complete folder emptying.. but... why would be it disabled and where in the world to look to enable it?

    Maybe I need to be logged in AS that user, not as Admin viewing the (admin in this case) user's mailbox.

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    If you have admin access to the server console you can probably do it quicker from there... shell in, "su - zimbra" and then do this:

    List all Folders
    zmmailbox -z -m username@your_domain.com getAllFolders

    Delete Specific folder (e.g. Drafts in this example)
    zmmailbox -z -m username@your_domain.com emptyFolder /Drafts

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    Thanks! That seems to have done the trick!

    - David

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