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Ken Pendlebury

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Oct 25, 2007
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You may already be familiar with the InboxExtender install as it is one of the examples in the WM6 SDK install. This dll is very handy in that it lets you mark an entire folder as read by adding a "Mark All as Read" menu option.

Unfortunately... there is also a very dangerous menu option that is located just a fraction of an inch away. It is labeled "Delete All" and if you accidentally click it, it will without any warning, delete the entire contents of the current MAPI folder.

I have added some code to this dll that places a safety mechanism around the delete functionality. It will simply ask you for verification of your actions before continuing. A simple fix indeed, but makes the dll actually usable.

I have also modified the dll to "unregister" the previous dll (if you had Q Inbox Extender installed). This should have no effect if you had no previous installation.

Instructions:
1.) Copy SafeInboxExtender.cab to your device
2.) Navigate to the cab on your device and click it
3.) Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the install
4.) SOFT RESET!
5.) The "Delete All" function should now be safe!

Please let me know how it works for you.
 

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curious george

Senior Member
Nov 9, 2006
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this type of menu editing, could you do the same thing to the calendar menu to add an option or edit a current option?
 

iggy

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Jan 19, 2004
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Toronto
Excellent, just started using this, of course only because it took me almost an hour of searching to find. We really need a thread of site devoted to links to all the various programs that have been developed here on xda-dev.

REQ: anybody thinks it would be a great idea if someone can develop a menu extension just like this for the EXIT or Close of a program - for those many programs that force you to use the X/OK button which is really a pain when trying to use one handed.
 

Minister

Member
Sep 16, 2005
26
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Is there anyway to have your messages marked as read via a program execution or maybe a script? Will this program do this?
 

rachbu

Senior Member
Apr 21, 2008
76
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This is awesome! What a great idea! I've been using it for a few weeks, and definitely saved myself the annoyance of having to restore all of my text messages after accidentally deleting them!
 

Fallen Spartan

Moderator Emeritus- Irish Pride, Spartan Legacy
You may already be familiar with the InboxExtender install as it is one of the examples in the WM6 SDK install. This dll is very handy in that it lets you mark an entire folder as read by adding a "Mark All as Read" menu option.

Unfortunately... there is also a very dangerous menu option that is located just a fraction of an inch away. It is labeled "Delete All" and if you accidentally click it, it will without any warning, delete the entire contents of the current MAPI folder.

I have added some code to this dll that places a safety mechanism around the delete functionality. It will simply ask you for verification of your actions before continuing. A simple fix indeed, but makes the dll actually usable.

I have also modified the dll to "unregister" the previous dll (if you had Q Inbox Extender installed). This should have no effect if you had no previous installation.

Instructions:
1.) Copy SafeInboxExtender.cab to your device
2.) Navigate to the cab on your device and click it
3.) Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the install
4.) SOFT RESET!
5.) The "Delete All" function should now be safe!

Please let me know how it works for you.

Excellent mate, much appreciated. Very useful!!!
 

Premananda_laishram

Senior Member
Dec 23, 2007
217
56
little modification

Is there any posibility of marking the messages one at a time. Sometimes it is necessary to delete just some of the messages, I don't see any option to mark individual messages
 

morganlowe

Senior Member
Aug 4, 2007
238
16
This is a great tool, however on Calc's new rom and with arcsoft mms on sprint, it wont work! Selecting mark all as read brings up the arcsoft settings screen, any ideas?