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Deletes a folder from the Outlook messaging software or from an IMAP server.
// Start the session
SessionID = EmailStartOutlookSession("MyProfile")
// Delete a folder
EmailRemoveFolder(SessionID, "Personal folders\Inbox\Work")
// Delete a folder from the current folder
EmailRemoveFolder(SessionID, EmailCurrentFolder(SessionID) + "\Work")
// IMAP protocol
MySession is emailIMAPSession
// Delete a folder from the current folder
EmailRemoveFolder(MySession, EmailCurrentFolder(MySession) + "\Work")
// Delete a folder from the custom folder
EmailRemoveFolder(MySession, "Personal folders\Inbox\MyOwnWork")
<Result> = EmailRemoveFolder(<Session> , <Folder path>)
<Result>: Boolean
  • True if the deletion was performed,
  • False otherwise. If an error occurs, the ErrorOccurred variable is set to True. To get more details on the error, use ErrorInfo with the errMessage constant.
<Session>: Character string, integer, or emailOutlookSession or emailIMAPSession variable
Identifier of current email session. This identifier can be:
<Folder path>: Unicode string
Path of folder to delete.

For an Outlook server

The folder must be found in the "Personal folders" branch.
During the call to EmailRemoveFolder, the following operations are automatically performed:
  • the messages found in the folder to delete are moved into the bin ("Deleted elements" folder).
  • the sub-folders of the folder to delete as well as their content are moved into the bin ("Deleted elements" folder).
  • the folder to delete is permanently deleted.
If the folder to delete is already found in the bin, the folder and its content are permanently deleted.
Reminder: This function cannot be used to delete a folder from the Outlook Express messaging software.
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Last update: 06/21/2023

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