My first Leopard Bug: IMAP Mail Error, help!

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    Error message is as follows:

    "The IMAP command “UID COPY” (to Deleted Messages) failed for the mailbox “INBOX” with server error: Error in IMAP command received by server.."

    This is my first Leopard bug. The Mail program cannot delete messages using IMAP. Mail worked fine using Tiger, so that is lame. Now I have to use Webmail to actually delete a message. Any thoughts?

    Jav
     
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    Phil A.

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    What IMAP server are you using? IMAP delete works fine in Leopard for me with GMail
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    This isn't a Leopard bug. The problem is on the server end. Which service? Or is this your own web site? I have 3 different IMAP accounts, all with different servers and providers and I have zero problems.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    Solution

    This is not a server bug. It is something peculiar that seems to happen to IMAP account settings when upgrading to Leopard. Check out Mail->Preferences...->Accounts->Trash

    You should see two checkboxes (if this is an IMAP account), the second of which reads "Store deleted messages on the server". This checkbox should not be checked - if it is checked, you get the error you reported.

    Anyway, this happened to me on two of my machines and the above resolved it, so it is probably worth try.


    Ian.
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    GSMiller

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    I have this problem too with my AOL Mail account in Leopard. I said screw it and went back to POP3.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    This did the trick for me, thx!

     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    Thanks a lot, that did the trick!!!!

    :)
     
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    thank you!
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    Thank you

    I've had a lot of troubles with this one as I somehow moved these emails from another account to my gmail trash.
    I tried removing the account before and it didn't help. Then I followed your advice, and i was still the same problem. I removed the gmail and added it again and voila! Thanks a lot, my hair stopped turning gray for a few minutes! :)
     

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