[sylpheed:36599] Re: Gmail and sent messages

Javier sylfiger at gmx.com
Fri Jul 14 07:07:59 JST 2017

On Thu, 13 Jul 2017 22:47:03 +0200
Rien Mertens <rien at mertensmaatwerk.nl> wrote:

> On Thu, 13 Jul 2017 17:12:21 +0200
> Javier <sylfiger at gmx.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, 13 Jul 2017 11:18:45 +0300
> > Андрей <7ber at rambler.ru> wrote:
> > 
> > > How to stop puts sent messages in Sent Mail folder if The Gmail 
> > > IMAP server  already puts sent messages in Sent Mail by itself?
> > > Best regards, Mikhail
> > 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > this is not a Sylpheed issue.
> > 
> > You can't stop Gmail doing that. That is the answer I found when I 
> > searched a few months back.
> > 
> > It is the same behavior Microsoft/Live/Hotmail/Outlook has
> > implemented as well a few months back too.
> > 
> > They do backup of every mail that passes through their SMTP server to 
> > the sent folder.
> So? 
> If thats true, and the only reason (not unlikely) than that is also 
> the answer how to avoid this to happen.
> Just use the SMTP server from your own internet provider, instead of 
> the one from Gmail, and Gmail won't know about you sending a message,
> if the send mail copy is stored local in a not by imap shared map? 


and then comes Domain-keys and other "security" features to reject
mails that don't come from the MX/SMTP of the domain used by the

Anyway, not all ISPs offer mail service; it's not being paranoid
about privacy or anything else, it is just a behavior that shouldn't
happen unless (or at least configurable), for example, using IMAP and
choosing to use the server sent folder as the folder to store them by
yourself, so, as said, an unrequested feature; also I misunderstood
his question, what he wanted was to avoid Sylpheed keeping a
duplicate of the sent mail, even though who duplicates them is Google.

Note, too, that Sylpheed (3.4.3 at least) doesn't recognize the Sent
folder in the Gmail folder structure as the sent folder because (this
is my guess) it doesn't belong to the first branch of the server
folder tree. So is Google who does everything on its own.


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