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A better Gmail IMAP to Mail.app sync
Authored by: jaysoffian on Apr 17, '08 02:36:42PM

I'm quite sure with these settings that messages will never be deleted. Here's why:

When you "delete" a message in Mail.app, it moves it to the IMAP/Trash folder. In the Gmail web interface, this corresponds to removing the Inbox label and applying the IMAP/Trash label.

Mail.app will then cleanup (delete) any messages that have been in the IMAP/Trash "folder" for more than one week. In the Gmail web interface, this will correspond to removing the IMAP/Trash label. At this point, any such messages are unlabled, but they have not been deleted. They'll still remain archived and will show up if you look for them in "All Mail" in the Gmail web interface.

This may be what you desire, but I thought it should be mentioned explicitly.

BTW, the issue with duplicate drafts is not a Gmail problem. I've see it with other IMAP servers (both Courier and Dovecot), so I think it's just a Mail.app quirk with storing drafts on an IMAP server.

j.



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A better Gmail IMAP to Mail.app sync
Authored by: googoo on Apr 18, '08 06:55:49AM

I think you are right. In order to make these settings work like a normal IMAP server (which seems to be what the hint author intended), you must set Mail.app's trash folder to [Gmail]/Trash. If an IMAP client (i.e., Mail.app) deletes something in the [Gmail]/Trash folder, it gets deleted from the server. If Mail.app deletes a message from any other folder (except [Gmail]/Spam), the "deleted" message would still be in [Gmail]/All Mail.

-Mark



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