Sync deleted emails with Gmail
nicolas.s-dev at laposte.net
Tue Aug 16 19:55:31 BST 2016
On Tue, Aug 16, 2016 at 08:31:12PM +0200, Florian Gamböck wrote:
> If the mails are identical in content and header, then Gmail will detect
> this and removes every single label of a mail it finds in [Gmail]/Trash.
> It even works when the body is slightly altered (I added a single
> character to the end of the body), as long as the Message-Id and the
> Subject header match, there seems to be some kind of tolerance on the
> body. It did *not* work when I added another word on a new paragraph. It
> also didn't work when I changed either the Message-Id or the Subject
> So to sum it up: For the pure purpose of deleting a message, it is
> totally sufficient to copy/move the email to the [Gmail]/Trash folder
> and let Gmail do its black magic behind the curtains. After a maximum of
> two invocations of offlineimap -- one for uploading the message to
> trash, the second for getting information about the deleted mails in the
> other folders -- the only copy that remains is in said trash folder and
> will be purged by Google after about 30 days.
Thanks for your tests Florian.
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