Thunderbird and Gmail

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by speedemonV12, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. speedemonV12 macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2005
    hey, ive searched through the forums, and havnt found the answer that im looking for.
    I just downloaded and set up Thunderbird to work with Gmail IMAP, all the settings are correct, I am able to send a receive messages, all my labels show up as folders in thunderbird, which is nice. But i have a new problem.

    Deleting messages:

    deleting from inbox does nothing, message is still in all mail,
    deleting from all mail sends message to trash folder, then emptying the trash folder seems to go okay. But then i click all mail again, and the messages that i deleted are there again!

    I have no idea what to do to get deleting messages to work, but it is killing me, anyone know what to do ?

  2. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Look into preferences in both your app and your gmail.

    You are probably not deleting messages from server.
  3. speedemonV12 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2005
    i have looked almost everywhere, it must be something simple that i am missing, how do i change that setting to the correct one that i want. ?
  4. speedemonV12 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2005
  5. jc1350 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2008
    i use to check my personal-domain email hosted at google (google apps) and I have no problems with how works with google's funky behavior (using tags instead of actual folders/directories).

    If you haven't, check the settings at:

    and click "apple mail" for specifics for
  6. speedemonV12 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2005
    i was using apple mail at first, but it freezes up on me all the time, so i had to move away from it... It wasnt just one situation either, it would freeze fetching, sending, and closing, so i just left it all together for thunderbird....

    still have yet to find out how to delete messages correctly in thunderbird with gmail..

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