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Renaming the trash folder of an IMAP account in Thunderbird

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I’ve been using Thunderbird with / office 365. So basically Thunderbird with Exchange via IMAP.

It’s been working relatively well. One little annoyance was that difference in naming folders:

  • Trash vs. Deleted Items
  • Junk vs. Junk Email
  • Sent vs. Sent Items

The Junk and Sent folder can be renamed in Thunderbird via the GUI but remarkably renaming of the Trash folder is not supported.

I accidentally stumbled upon a link explaining how to change the naming of the trash folder in Thunderbird: