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Re: splitting Gmail account just copy not move :-(

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: splitting Gmail account just copy not move :-(
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2019 08:51:24 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Lars-Johan Liman <> writes:

>> Hello,
>> with the help of Mr. Abrahamsen i manage to split my mail and clear a
>> bug.
>> But now i'm surprised, that splitting my Gmail account works not fully
>> correct.
>> Splitting is done correct, but the original mail is not deleted, just copied.
>> For my other accounts its working fine.
>> Any clues?
> I believe this is a "Known Problem(TM)" (at least I have the same),
> which pertains to Gmail's (incorrect?) interpretation of IMAP commands,
> not to GNUS per se. I haven't found a set of IMAP command flags that
> will properly delete the mail from Gmail for you, but I didn't have time
> to drill to the bitter end of the bottomless dark pit of Googles
> intestines ... :-( If you (or anyone else!) find/knows of a way, I'd be
> more than thankful if you would share it with the rest of us.

I doubt I'm going to be of any help here, but...

Does the same thing happen when moving messages manually? Ie, they still
stay in the original group? Splitting and moving manually ought to use
the same process.

Does anyone know if Gmail's IMAP implementation supports MOVE? Or is it
COPY and delete/expunge?


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