How to select all messages in an imap folder

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How to select all messages in an imap folder

Postby jeward » Tue Sep 18, 2007 2:24 pm

I periodically have to go through some imap folders, select all m,essages and delete. Is there any straightforward way to do this in the webmail client?
Thanks in advance.
James


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How to select all messages in an imap folder

Postby mmorse » Tue Sep 18, 2007 2:45 pm

You can change your preference of how many messages you want to view at once, 10/25/50/100. (options/preferences > mail > number of items to display per page)

CTL-A would select all on that page.

(See the options shortcuts tab for some other good quick keys.)
And before you ask :rolleyes:

It would be a lot of traffic if someone had a huge folder and loaded it into their browser, but you can still delete the folder itself (you did say you wanted to 'select all and delete').
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How to select all messages in an imap folder

Postby rey » Tue Sep 18, 2007 6:29 pm

Except you can't delete special folders like "Inbox, Sent, Drafts".
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How to select all messages in an imap folder

Postby mmorse » Tue Sep 18, 2007 11:02 pm

Didn't know if he was admin/user (he made this thread in the user's section).
If your an admin:

su zimbra

zmmailbox -z -m user@domain.com emptyFolder /folderName
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How to select all messages in an imap folder

Postby kirme3 » Tue Sep 18, 2007 11:06 pm

Just to add to this...I believe 5.0 will have an Empty Folder option in it too...am I wrong?
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How to select all messages in an imap folder

Postby mmorse » Tue Sep 18, 2007 11:13 pm

yep! -but I have to assume 4.5.x

Bug 14213 - Mail Client should have a "delete items in a folder" (empty folder) action
There was some trouble when emptying remote/shared folders (where your a manager) because of the wrong ID usage-let me check on that bug and see.
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How to select all messages in an imap folder

Postby rey » Tue Sep 18, 2007 11:13 pm

[quote user="mmorse"]zmmailbox -z -m user@domain.com emptyFolder /folderName
[/QUOTE]
Nice to know there's some powerful command line tools underneath.

I don't think that will help James if he's not the admin.

That reminds me I've got the read the manuals sometime.
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How to select all messages in an imap folder

Postby mmorse » Tue Sep 18, 2007 11:17 pm

The v5 shared folder empty issue has been fixed-however you will have to manually refresh sometimes until bug Bug 6082 - enable notification for delegate stores/shared folders is fixed.

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