Mail and Thunderbird using different folders in IMAP

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by groovebuster, May 26, 2005.

  1. groovebuster macrumors 65816

    groovebuster

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    Hi folks,

    this time I have an issue with IMAP.

    Mail under MacOS X uses the folder "Sent Messages" on the IMAP server, but Thunderbird uses the folder "Sent".

    My provider offers IMAP since a few weeks and I wanted to switch to IMAP in general because I would have all my e-mails available on different machines no matter where I am.

    On my Macs I always used Mail and I refuse to switch to another mail application. The problem is that currently I am using a Windows XP laptop for "on the road" with Thunderbird as the E-Mail client.

    Because of the different folders for the sent items used by both programs I can't really switch to IMAP now.

    Does anybody know a way to tell Thunderbird to use the folder "Sent Messages" instead of "Sent"??? or how to tell Mail to use the folder "Sent"...?

    Thanks in advance! :)

    groovebuster
     
  2. groovebuster thread starter macrumors 65816

    groovebuster

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    Never mind... found the solution myself.

    In Thunderbird you can customize which foldernames are supposed to be used for the standard folders. You can find the settiing in Tools -> Accounts -> "the regarding IMAP account" -> Copies and Folders.

    Have a nice day!

    :)

    groovebuster
     

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