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    Default How to select all messages in an imap folder

    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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    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
    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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    Except you can't delete special folders like "Inbox, Sent, Drafts".

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    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

    <FolderActionRequest><action op="empty" recursive="false" id="folderID"/></FolderActionRequest>
    Last edited by mmorse; 09-18-2007 at 09:38 PM.

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    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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    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.
    Last edited by mmorse; 09-18-2007 at 09:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmorse View Post
    zmmailbox -z -m user@domain.com emptyFolder /folderName
    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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    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.
    Last edited by mmorse; 09-18-2007 at 09:37 PM. Reason: link

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