DeleteFolder

The DeleteFolder element defines a request to delete folders from a mailbox in the Exchange store.

<DeleteFolder DeleteType="">
   <FolderIds/>
</DeleteFolder>

DeleteFolderType

Attributes and elements

The following sections describe attributes, child elements, and parent elements.

Attributes

Attribute Description
DeleteType
Describes how a folder is deleted. This attribute is required.

DeleteType attribute

Value Description
HardDelete
A folder is permanently removed from the store.
SoftDelete
A folder is moved to the dumpster if the dumpster is enabled.
MoveToDeletedItems
A folder is moved to the Deleted Items folder.

Child elements

Element Description
FolderIds
Contains an array of folder identifiers that are used to identify folders to delete.

Parent elements

None.

Text value

None.

Remarks

The MoveToDeletedItems and HardDelete options are transactional, which means that by the time a Web service call completes, the database has moved the item to the Deleted Items folder or permanently removed the item from the Exchange database. This behavior is the same for MicrosoftExchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2010.

The schema that describes this element is located in the IIS virtual directory that hosts Exchange Web Services.

Element information

Namespace
http://schemas.microsoft.com/exchange/services/2006/messages
Schema Name
Message schema
Validation File
Messages.xsd
Can be Empty
False

See also