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Update on Gmail and Imap

Last week IMAP was finally enabled for me.  I set it up according to the instructions from google for Thunderbird 2.0.  So far it’s been good, I have less sorting going on than when I was using POP.  Some funny labels started showing up in the web client though.  [Imap]/Drafts for example.  On top of that, I spent about 40 minutes writing up an email the other night before sending it off.  When I next logged in to the web client, I was surprised to see roughly 10 additional threads to the conversation.  Every time Thunderbird had apparently auto-saved.  Gmail thought it was a new revision of the thread.  Thankfully, I was the only one who saw this behavior and the recipients had only seen a single email from me.  In any event, I did a little searching to see what I could do about the new labels and possibly the bizarre threading.  I found a good article on Lifehacker that gave a good explanation on how to clean things up.

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November 7, 2007 - Posted by | Geeks and Gadgetry, How-To, Software

1 Comment

  1. One thing that helps is to set the root folder to be [Gmail] under the account settings in Thunderbird. At least that way, the Trash, Drafts and Sent Mail folders will all be “top level” folders.

    I redid all of my labels to fall under [Gmail] so that everything appeared nicely (e.g. Receipts -> [Gmail]/Receipts)

    Comment by Mike | November 7, 2007


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