Can't delete IMAP folder

Status
Not open for further replies.

zylstra

New Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 64 bit
Email Account
IMAP
I have two IMAP folders that I can't delete: spam and Archive. The option, accessible via right-click, is greyed out in Outlook. I am not subscribed to them. I don't see them on the server in Roundcube's list of folders on the mail tab, but they do appear in the Settings -> Folders list. I tried to delete them from here, but after reloading the page they reappear. My Outlook has only the standard Add-ins, CompanionLink, and GpgOL.
 

Steve Tomalin

Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Outlook.com (as MS Exchange)
If you are using Outlook.com as the IMAP mail server, or a similar service, I would suggest that these two folders are part of the server's functionality and are therefore protected from deletion.

I may stand to be corrected, but that would be my guess.

Kind regards,

Steve
 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
spam and Archive
A folder named "Spam" is added by either the server or a 3rd party security addin (AVG, Norton, etc). Outlook calls it's default spam folder 'junk email'.

Archive could be an Outlook folder, if you used Outlook.com or Office365. The new Archive feature in Outlook 2016 also works in other accounts, but the archive folder can be deleted from those accounts.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
O Your IMAP server wants to alert you to the following: Cannot delete folder with subfolders. Using Outlook 4
T unable to move or delete emails in IMAP folder Using Outlook 2
B How to 'really' delete IMAP emails? Using Outlook 6
M Cannot Delete Emails from IMAP inbox Using Outlook 4
UncleBill Unable to delete items from gmail IMAP Trash using Outlook 2010 Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 5
M Can't delete imap email from Outlook 2013 Using Outlook 4
B Problem with new imap mail account with delete not working as I would like Using Outlook 2
mikolajek Outlook 2013 IMAP actions (message move / delete etc.) significantly delayed Using Outlook 0
U IMAP (1032) error...how to delete message? Using Outlook 1
J To delete the draft email Using Outlook 2
W Recurrence: delete older occurrences / change earliest start time Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 0
J Moved many emails to Outlook external folder, need to delete on Gmail server Using Outlook 14
A Attachments.Delete Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 3
R Help Revising VBA macro to delete email over different time span Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 0
R Expand VBA Permanent Delete Code Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 6
M Delete headers in Inline reply Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 5
N VBA to delete duplicates by message-id on common pst for 2 or more emails Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 0
S How can I delete all copies of a given companies logo graphic from all my emails at once? Using Outlook 3
9 Outlook 2016 How to save an Outlook attachment to a specific folder then delete the email it came from? Using Outlook 1
D after delete mail, open the next one Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 0
O Delete duplicate emails - subscription notifications Using Outlook 5
F Delete/create/reset Exchange mailbox on Outlook.com Using Outlook.com accounts in Outlook 3
L Email Read and Delete Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 4
H Delete Calendar Entries in Using Outlook 2
D Delete Emails from Senders in Shared Mailbox Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 1
R How to delete Facebook Contacts folder in Outlook 365 Using Outlook 7
R VBA Code to permanently delete selected email Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 10
JoeG Appointment Delete/Change Recurrence Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 0
C Outlook 2016 cannot delete, email showing in root Exchange Server Administration 5
C How to replace or delete first instance of sentence in mail body? Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 1
J Delete old emails Exchange Server Administration 1
undercover_smother Automatically Forward All Sent Mail and Delete After Send Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 10
T Delete Emails from search results Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 1
I Outlook 2013 How do I delete a Calendar? Using Outlook.com accounts in Outlook 1
N How to delete default folder "Contacts" (olFolderContacts) in a .pst file Using Outlook 8
O How to delete posts New Slipstick.com Articles 1
H Search and delete part of a link inside HTML body message Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 2
B Delete/replace old files and save new attachments Using Outlook 1
D Delete selected text from incoming emails Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 25
mikolajek Random message selected after hard delete Using Outlook 4
Jeanne Goodman Delete Calendar Item Bypassing Deleted Items folder Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 2
C Delete Subject-Add Organizer to all Reservations in Default Calendar. Using Outlook 0
P Delete mail macro Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 6
B Outlook 2016: Can't delete default calendar but I don't use it Using Outlook 7
O How to delete duplicate RSS messages? Using Outlook 6
J "This item has been changed still want to delete it" message Using Outlook 3
M Can't Delete iCloud Calendar Notifications From Outlook 2016 Using Outlook 0
P Delete Icon Using Outlook 2
makinmyway Bulk Delete Contacts in iOS Outlook App Using Outlook 4
Diane Poremsky Delete an Outlook Group New Slipstick.com Articles 0

Similar threads

Top