[sylpheed:36602] Re: Gmail and sent messages

Javier sylfiger at gmx.com
Fri Jul 14 23:59:22 JST 2017

On Fri, 14 Jul 2017 08:47:20 +0200
Rien Mertens <rien at mertensmaatwerk.nl> wrote:

> There more reasons to stop using Google mail, like the stange new 
> 'feature' that they decided that you want a label "Important" and 
> others, like promoting html mail, and standard hiding the signature.

There is another Google own way on making things, but not to stop
using it. I just ignore it.

> > 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.
> That is indeed not a nice feature of Sylpheed

But this is another Gmail way of doing things. They shouldn't have a
folder structure where the main folders are inside of the Gmail

Sylpheed shouldn't change the behavior because Google doesn't follow
what is usual.

> one sent folder (for every account?) would be OK.

For one Sent folder...
Having IMAP accounts, you can always set the Sent server folder as
normal type and use only the local Sent folder. And if using POP
mailboxes, you can do the same or even don't use mailboxes so sent
are placed on Sent and filter mails at arrival.

Then you can use search folder to classify mails inside Sent folder.

For a Sent folder for each account... is just a matter of tastes.

I use a mix of both. I got used to both ways along the years
depending on the mail client used :)


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