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Trash folder?

Postby DGFone » January 15th, 2012, 3:34 am

I looked around my inbox, and there is the option to 'delete' messages you don't want. So the problem I found is what if you delete a message thinking that you don't need it anymore, only to regret it once you realize that you need it now?

So Moka, is there a way to include a trash folder where deleted messages go to first instead of leaving only dev/null be the destination of all deleted messages?
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Re: Trash folder?

Postby Noah » January 15th, 2012, 3:36 am

You mean like a normal folder? Just make one.

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Re: Trash folder?

Postby DGFone » January 15th, 2012, 3:40 am

Sort of. A normal folder that you can access, but one that only gets filled with messages that you delete. And then, if you delete the messages from the trash folder, then they are gone forever.

So you have a folder, and it has a message in it. You select it and delete it. Instead of disappearing completely, it get instead placed in the trash folder. This way, you have a second chance of making sure that you really don't want to keep the message instead of only one chance.
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Re: Trash folder?

Postby Noah » January 15th, 2012, 3:41 am

DGFone wrote:Sort of. A normal folder that you can access, but one that only gets filled with messages that you delete. And then, if you delete the messages from the trash folder, then they are gone forever.

Take another look at that picture. Notice the first radio button option. :P
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Re: Trash folder?

Postby DGFone » January 15th, 2012, 3:45 am

Take another look at that picture. Notice the first radio button option. :P[/quote]

No, you missed the point. I'm talking about a folder like the trash can on your computer. You delete files, and they go to the trash can. Same system here. I am talking about messages you physically deleted, but want them back. Currently, you delete a message, it's gone forever. So why not have one final place for deleted messages first?
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Re: Trash folder?

Postby Noah » January 15th, 2012, 3:48 am

DGFone wrote:No, you missed the point. I'm talking about a folder like the trash can on your computer. You delete files, and they go to the trash can. Same system here. I am talking about messages you physically deleted, but want them back. Currently, you delete a message, it's gone forever. So why not have one final place for deleted messages first?

Instead of "deleting" them, just have the file moved to another folder entitled "Recycle Bin" and when you want the contents gone forever, delete that folder's contents. I realize that's a silly way to do it, but it would save a lot of time and energy that would be used to insert an actual Recycle Bin that would do the exact same thing.
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Re: Trash folder?

Postby DGFone » January 15th, 2012, 3:52 am

Noahcs wrote:Instead of "deleting" them, just have the file moved to another folder entitled "Recycle Bin" and when you want the contents gone forever, delete that folder's contents. I realize that's a silly way to do it, but it would save a lot of time and energy that would be used to insert an actual Recycle Bin that would do the exact same thing.


The problem with this is that the mentality behind it is very different. You will have to learn to move all messages you don't want to the recycle bin folder instead of deleting them. This is why on your computer, when you delete a file, it get's sent to the recycle bin instead of having you move the files yourself to the same folder. As far as a computer is concerned, it's the same operation. But for a human, it isn't.
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Re: Trash folder?

Postby SimbaCanHazDonut » January 15th, 2012, 3:54 am

Noahcs wrote:You mean like a normal folder? Just make one.

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I didn't know it, thanks xD...

And well, I think noah's idea doesn't seem that hard, it's pretty much a solution imo.
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Re: Trash folder?

Postby DGFone » January 15th, 2012, 5:13 am

SimbaCanHazDonut wrote:[

I didn't know it, thanks xD...

And well, I think noah's idea doesn't seem that hard, it's pretty much a solution imo.


Like I said, the solution is in the end the same computationally wise. The difference is all mentally: instead of casually deleting your messages, you will have to manually move them to another folder. Like I said, I want there to be some sort of back-up system (in the form of a trash folder) that allows you to un-delete messeges which you deleted.
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Re: Trash folder?

Postby SillydogTheGreat » February 8th, 2012, 1:53 am

Oh gosh another thread that could have been answered if people just play around inside their control panels a bit more.
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