Gmail is quite something

Carl Friis-Hansen ubuntuuser at
Fri Nov 28 15:32:37 UTC 2008

Karl F. Larsen wrote:
> Gilles Gravier wrote:
>> Hi!
>> Karl F. Larsen wrote:
>>>     Thanks, I just checked and I think Gmail decided I do not want BOTH 
>>> IMAP and POP because POP was off.
>> Yes. Both are alternatives. You either use IMAP (with full sync between
>> all clients, and support for server folders) or POP (sync isn't really
>> its strength and no folders)... for READING...
>> Then, for sending, the only option is SMTP.
>> Now that you have IMAP, you will notice that if you tag a message on the
>> GMail web interface, that's converted into a folder on your IMAP
>> client... slick.
>> Gilles.
>     I have not tried that. Several things to find. I would like to 
> automatic delete messages after 60 days on the Gmail list. And for some 
> reason email from my Thunderbird through Gmail to the Ubuntu list does 
> not make it back to even Gmail list. That has to be a botch in my 
> registration on the list.

Right click on the folder you want to automatically delete emails in.
Select the "Retention Policy" tab.
Click on the "Delete Messages more than xx days old".

I understand you are using IMAP. Using this, the same thing happens on 
"Gmail" as in "Thunderbird" because it *is* the same mail.

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