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Wipe an IMAP folder without having to sync everything

Wipe an IMAP folder without having to sync everything

My local ISP has mixed POP/IMAP boxes and a bad habit of moving possible spam to a folder on IMAP which means that I have to configure Thunderbird to use IMAP instead of POP and die from boredom until it syncs the entire folder. Last time there were more than six thousand emails and that takes a while even if you're on broadband.

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Guest [Entry]

Just set the IMAP to only download headers. That should go fairly quick even if there are several thousand emails. Remember to "purge" the deleted emails after you delete them - otherwise they are still in your mailbox in IMAP.