Gmail or Thunderbird problem?
Karl F. Larsen
klarsen1 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 4 15:36:47 UTC 2008
> Karl F. Larsen wrote:
>> Pat wrote:
>>> I have a Gmail account. I use Thunderbird on my desktop. Starting
>>> yesterday I stopped getting most of my mail. It's on the server and I
>>> can access it online with no problem, but only one or two of the lists I
>>> am on download. I also have no problems sending mail, but if I send mail
>>> to myself I don't get it either.
>>> Does anyone have any ideas why this would suddenly start happening after
>>> months of stability? And no, I haven't changed anything on my system.
>>> The only thing I do regularly is run update manager and install new
>>> patches and updates.
>>> I have release 8.04 Kernel 2.6.24-22-generic. GNOME 2.22.3
>> Hi Pat, I just got Gmail working on this Hardy and my laptop 8.10
>> and they are both using IMAP. So the question I need to ask Pat, are you
>> using IMAP?
>> I was using POP, but I did switch to IMAP after this issue cropped up
>> and it made no difference. Now for the really weird thing -- I went
>> onto the Gmail site and deleted a bunch of mail I didn't want. All of a
>> sudden my email started downloading. Is it possible there was an email
>> that was somehow holding it up? There wasn't anything really large in
>> the queue.
>> Pat Brown
>> pat.mysterywriter at gmail.com
>> L.A. Heat & L.A. Mischief, hotter than ever!
OK I think your set now. It takes awhile after you switch from POP
to IMAP for some reason. But once you get IMAP working it just works. I
am still learning all I need to know but look at your Thunderbird and
you will see an exact copy of all the files from Gmail on your Tunderbird.
More information about the ubuntu-users