Gmail is quite something

Carl Friis-Hansen ubuntuuser at
Fri Nov 28 18:11:48 UTC 2008

Hakan Koseoglu wrote:
> Hi Carl,
> On Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 4:08 PM, Carl Friis-Hansen
> <ubuntuuser at> wrote:
>> Could a workaround be something like moving old mail to another folder
>> and then later trash all the mail in that folder using Gmail's web client?
>> I have not checked, but I assume you can build custom filters in
>> Thunderbird to move the over 60 days old mail, right?
> The rule can be set to move the mail directly into the Gmail's trash
> folder. It's just deletion in folders other than GMail's trash causes
> the problem.
> I think Google made it a bit hard for people by inventing their own
> actions against common IMAP operations.
> Once set up, IMAP is quite nice to use. I use it for all of my GMail
> accounts using (k)Ubuntu 8.04 and Thunderbird. I would recommend it to
> all GMail users.

Just thought I would tel you that your idea works fine.

I created a filter rule for the folder Trash in the root of the gmail 
acount. The rule moves all mail to the [Gmail]/Trash folder.
Attached is a picture of the rule window.

So whenever you delete an email, whichever way you do that, the email 
lands in Trash. Then you just need to apply the rule to the Trash folder 
and all mail is moved from there to [Gmail]/Trash

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