[sylpheed:33718] Re: gmail complaint

Michael A. Puls II shadow2531 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 26 03:11:34 JST 2010

On Thu, 25 Feb 2010 13:03:18 -0500, Bruce Bowler <bbowler at bigelow.org>  

> which may be more of an issue with gmail, but Hiro is FAR more  
> responsive than
> google is :-)
> gmail (at least when accessed via IMAP, don't know about POP) has this
> *REALLY* annoying folder called "[Gmail]All Mail".  No matter how hard I  
> try
> to delete things from that folder using sylpheed, they don't go away.   
> After
> I delete the messages and empty the trash, they come back the next time I
> click on that folder.   The only way I've found to delete them "forever"  
> (I'm
> sure google has them somewhere) is to use the crappy web interface to  
> gmail.
> Am I doing something wrong or does google to something "microsoft-ish"  
> and
> violate protocol specs for that folder?

You should keep [Gmail]/All Mail as you need to drag/move to it to remove  
labels. (As an alternative though, you can remove labels just by adding  
the \Deleted flag to the message)

Read through <http://operawiki.info/GmailImap> to see how Gmail IMAP  
works. Although it's for Opera, all the Gmail-specific stuff applies to  
Sylpheed too and any other IMAP client.


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