Extra "Trash" Folder driving me insane!

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  1. bug67 macrumors regular

    bug67

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    Here's the deal. I want to use Mozilla Thunderbird as my email application. The problem is is seems to be creating an extra "Trash" folder on my MobileMe web app and OS X Mail and on my iPhone. I need to have just one "Trash" folder for all applications. If I delete the extra folder and never launch Thunderbird, the extra folder remains gone. However, as soon as I launch T-bird, the folder reappears on my iPhone, on MobileMe and in Mail.

    How can I make it where I just have one "Trash" folder forever and always? See pics below:

    Thunderbird (The way I would like ALL mail apps to appear)

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    Apple Mail and MobileMe (Note extra "Trash" folder)

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  2. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Same thing on Mail with gmail.

    I recommend just blocking it out.
     
  3. bug67 thread starter macrumors regular

    bug67

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    The problem with "just blocking it out" (I did try that :p ) is when I am on my windoze machine using Thunderbird and I delete mail, it goes into the created folder instead of the real trash-can like it's supposed to.:rolleyes:
     
  4. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    oh

    Now that's an annoying problem. Hmmm...have you remapped all of you mailboxes like that? Sent, Drafts, Junk/Spam, Trash?
     
  5. bug67 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not sure what you mean. Select the "Trash" icon in mail>Select "Mailbox" in Menu>Select "Rebuild"? I did that. Didn't seem to have any effect. Did it in Thunderbird as well to no effect.
     
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  7. bug67 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you for trying to help. Unfortunately, none of the solutions provided in the above link worked. They caused T-bird to create another "Trash" folder. This time, however, I was unable to just delete the extra folder. Attempting to do so would lock up T-bird with a sbbod. I had to completely uninstall T-bird and start over.
     

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