Q1. Why does the extension set the delete model to "Mark it as deleted", instead of "Move it to the Trash folder"?
To mark a message in a folder as deleted means remove the label from the message. On the other hand, to move it to the trash means remove all labels attached to it and move it to the trash. If you set the option to "Move it to the Trash folder", messages will be completely removed even if you only want to remove the copies of the messages. It is very risky setting.
Q2. Why do you recommend not to enable the junk mail control of Thunderbird?
The junk mail control download and analyzes a message to judge the message is a spam or not on IMAP. This will slow down Thunderbird. Moreover, I think there are only a few cases when Thunderbird's spam filter is need to classify a message because Gmail has a smart spam filter. It is not worth lowering the performance of Thunderbird for such cases.
Q3. Why does the extension set not to save a sent message to a sent folder?
A sent message is automatically saved in Gmail and it appears in the Sent and All mail folders when you send it by Gmail's smtp server: smtp.gmail.com or smtp.googlemail.com. So, Thunderbird should not save a sent message.
Q4. Is it possible to synchronize Gmail's labels and Thunderbird's tags?
Gmail's labels are converted to folders and are passed to Thunderbird when Thunderbird accesses to Gmail by IMAP. In order to synchronize labels and tags, Thunderbird should find folders where a message is saved for all messages. Moreover, it should be done periodically because labels may changed on Gmail. I'm not going to make such extension because this will slow down Thunderbird.
Q5. Is it possible to synchronize colors of Gmail's labels and ones of Thunderbird's folders?
By the same reson of Q4, Thunderbird cannot retrieve any color information from IMAP data. It is not possible to synchronize them.
Q6. I already have an account set up by not using the extension. How do I set a star icon to the starred folder?
Please set up by following steps:
- Install Gmail IMAP Account Setup and restart Thunderbird
- Right-click on the starred folder and select "Copy Folder Location"; it copies the URI of the folder to a clipboard
- Open Config Editor
- Create "mail.server.serverXXX.gmailimap_starred" key and paste the copied URI to its value
- Restart Thunderbird
Q7. A message said it failed to set up folders. What should I do for it?
Set up the drafts, send, and spam folders by refering to the Google's recommended setting page. For setting up the starred folder, see Q6. For the trash folder, create "mail.server.serverXXX.gmailimap_trash" key and set the folder URI by the same way for a starred folder in Q6. In addition to that, search "mail.server.serverXXX.trash_folder_name" and correct the value by the trash folder name.
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