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Re: From Gnus to mu4e


From: Julien Cubizolles
Subject: Re: From Gnus to mu4e
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 08:53:41 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.130014 (Ma Gnus v0.14) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Suvayu Ali <address@hidden> writes:

>> * If a message is tagged with several labels on Gmail, does it appear in
>>   several folders in the local repository ? On a related note, if one
>>   were to move a message from a folder in a repository synced with Gmail
>>   to another folder not synced (for archiving purposes), I guess the
>>   message would remain at least in the [Gmail]/All Mail folder. Is there
>>   an easy way to remove it altogether from Gmail ?
>
> There are many subtleties when it comes to Gmail's implementation of the
> IMAP interface.  I would recommend reading these two articles:
>
> - https://support.google.com/mail/answer/77657?hl=en
> - https://support.google.com/mail/answer/78755?hl=en
>
> That said, in Gmail, you need something like this:
>
> When a message is marked as deleted and expunged from the last visible IMAP 
> folder:
> - [ ] Archive the message (default)
> - [X] Move the message to the Bin
> - [ ] Immediately delete the message forever
>
> You can also set the last option, choosing the default will leave it in
> Gmail.  On top of this, you should make sure the All Mail folder is
> _not_ accessible over IMAP.  This is important.  As long as the message
> is present in at least one IMAP folder, Gmail will retain it.  This is
> where it becomes important how you choose to delete it.  With notmuch,
> when you delete a message the delete flag will be forwarded to all the
> respective messages in the maildir, which in turn ensures it is deleted
> from Gmail the next time you sync.  Maybe mu4e does something similar.

Thanks a lot for this info: It will be useful regardless of the MUA I
use.

Julien.




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