[ale] OT: gmail question

James Sumners james.sumners at gmail.com
Wed Feb 23 11:29:41 EST 2011

Gmail has recommended settings for IMAP clients[1]. In Thunderbird
3.0, you can go to "Tools > Account Settings... > Server Settings" and
change where emails are moved to when you "delete" them with
Thunderbird's delete operation. If you _really_ want to delete a
message permanently when you click "delete" in Thunderbird, you can
ignore one of Google's recommendations and have Thunderbird move a
message to the "[Gmail]/Trash" folder. That "folder" automatically
purges old emails every 30 days. If you want to empty the "trash" then
I recommend you do so from the web interface.

Again, IMAP and POP are secondary interfaces to Gmail. Gmail's
operation doesn't really work well with those protocols.

[1] -- http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=78892

On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 11:18 AM, Jim Kinney <jim.kinney at gmail.com> wrote:
> Now to link the thunderbird trash to the gmail trash, I have no clue...

James Sumners

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