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    Thunderbird do NOT empty trash on exit

    i'm having problems with Thunderbird clearing out my Trash folder every time i exit -- i would like to retain deleted emails similar to the way the windows recycle bin works, and only delete them from the trash folder when i opt to do that.

    for each of my account server settings i have "empty trash on exit" NOT checked, and for "properties" of the Trash folder, i have "don't delete any messages" selected. and yet each time i exit Thunderbird and re-start it, the Trash folder is empty.

    also note that i have tried setting the Trash folder retention policy "use my account settings" both on and off, and regardless the trash is still emptied.

    FYI, i'm using version 38.5.1.

    lee

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    Are you sure that the setting for When I delete a message, Move to _folder is set to Trash? Deleted messages could be going somewhere other than the Trash folder.

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    figured it out! under "account settings" there's an entry for "local folders", and for that there's yet another "empty trash on exit" checkbox. that's the one i missed -- clear that and voila, trash is not automatically emptied!

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