Monday, October 4, 2004

Change Trash IMAP folder in Mozilla

I was having problems using Mozilla on an Exchange IMAP server. The web interface to the IMAP server wants to use a folder called "Deleted Items" as the trash folder, while Mozilla, by default, wants to use a folder called "Trash". I got tired of having two different folders that deleted emails get moved to, so I found a page with some instructions to tell Mozilla to use a different IMAP folder for the trash folder.

Here are the steps:
  1. Quit Mozilla
  2. Add this line to your prefs.js in your profile
    user_pref("mail.server.server3.trash_folder_name", "Deleted Items");
  3. You've got to replace server3 with the real number in your prefs.js.
  4. Restart Mozilla
This will also work with Thunderbird