Gmail is quite something

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at
Sat Nov 29 12:36:30 UTC 2008

Tommy Trussell wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 6:47 AM, Karl F. Larsen <klarsen1 at> wrote:
>> 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.
> It's not a botch in your registration -- it's a quirk about the way
> Gmail works -- when you make a posting to the list it DOES appear in
> the ubuntu folder in the web interface, but it will NOT appear in the
> IMAP ubuntu directory.  If you look at your sent messages, it will be
> there, and if you go to the web interface, it will be there... just
> not in the filtered directory containing the rest of the messages from
> the list.
> Personally I think it's a subtle way to keep folks using the web
> interface -- after all, if you use IMAP they have many fewer
> opportunities to pop advertisements in front of your eyeballs.
    True. But Gmail has been good about not showing too many ads. After 
all it is free and the only way to make money is to advertise.


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