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Purging the Sent Folder

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After a decent amount of customer feedback, we decided to eliminate the ability to purge the sent folder in webmail (purging allows you to delete all emails within a folder with the click of a button as opposed to deleting all emails manually). We debated this for a long time internally and I think we made the right move in getting rid of it. Now you can only purge Spam and Trash. Perhaps one day we’ll bring back the ability to purge other folders—we’ll probably give you the choice inside of Account Options. I imagine that instead of a button though, you’ll be able to right-click and purge. Right clicking capabilities are right around the corner. No pun intended.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Pat Matthews.

Pat Matthews is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Rackspace. Prior to Rackspace, Pat founded Webmail.us, a business email hosting company that made Inc. magazine's list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. In 2007 Rackspace acquired Webmail.us and the two businesses joined forces. From 2007 to 2009, Pat led the Rackspace mail business and helped grow it to more than two million paid mailboxes worldwide.

In January 2010, Pat was promoted to Vice President and General Manager of all Rackspace cloud businesses. In this role he led Rackspace to become one of the most important companies in the cloud computing industry. He was promoted to Senior Vice President of Cloud at Rackspace in August of 2010.

Today, Pat oversees corporate development, which includes M&A, investment projects, new business initiatives and strategic partnerships.

Pat is a graduate of Virginia Tech. He is an angel investor and advisor in several startup companies. Pat and his family live in San Antonio, TX.


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  • Anonymous

    Bravo!

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