Gmail, Duplicate Messages, All Mail and deletion problem

Rainer M. Krug Rainer at krugs.de
Mon May 13 09:40:36 BST 2013


Geoffrey Ferrari <geoffrey.ferrari at oriel.oxon.org> writes:

> Dear Tomasz,
>
> Many thanks for the quick reply - it raises an important question for me
> though.
>
> At the moment, the only mailboxes I keep locally are All Mail and Bin
> (Trash). Your answer seems to suggest that there is no way to delete emails
> with this setup. Is that right? If so, that's really annoying and I'll have

No - why don't you *copy* the messages in the bin folder? GMAIL will
take care of the actual deletion then at the next sync. If I remember
correctly, that's what I did.

> to rethink my whole approach to using offlineimap with Gmail. (I realise
> it's probably Gmail's fault though.)
>
> Thanks again,
>
> Geoff
>
>
>
>
> On 7 May 2013 15:25, Tomasz ┼╗ok <tomasz.zok at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Dear Geoff,
>>
>> On 05/07/13 at 03:12pm, Geoffrey Ferrari wrote:
>> > 1) What is the correct way to delete messages from the All Mail folder?
>> > Should I just delete the local file in the All Mail folder? Move the
>> local
>> > file to the Bin folder? Leave the original local file in All but copy it
>> to
>> > the Bin folder? Something else?
>>
>> Quote from https://support.google.com/mail/answer/78892?hl=en
>>     Do not save deleted messages to your [Gmail]/All Mail folder as some
>>     clients will try to empty this folder and ultimately fail.
>>
>> IIRC, When you use OfflineIMAP and delete from local folder synced to
>> [Gmail]/All Mail, this is the equivalent of the situation described by
>> support.google.com -> it does not work due to how Gmail treats All Mail.
>>
>> You should delete the message in [Gmail]/INBOX, then after synchronization
>> it
>> will be propagated and the message will disappear in [Gmail]/All Mail as
>> well.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Tomasz
>>
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