[Alpine-info] alpine + gmail and deleting messages
cottrell at wfu.edu
Thu Jul 14 10:53:26 PDT 2011
On Thu, 14 Jul 2011, Benjamin R. Haskell wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Jul 2011, Allin Cottrell wrote:
>> I'm using Alpine 2.00 on Linux to access my gmail account. Mostly this
>> works fine, but I'm seeing one problem.
>> If I hit 'd' on a message in the Alpine IMAP inbox, the message is
>> apparently deleted instantly, in the background (even if I don't take the
>> expunge step). If I press 'u' to remove the deletion marker Alpine _says_
>> it's undoing the 'd', but in fact the 'D' symbol is not removed, if I try
>> to view the message I get an access error, and if I quit alpine and
>> restart, the message is gone.
> The mapping from Gmail web interface actions to IMAP actions isn't
> one-to-one. Deleting a message in Gmail doesn't actually delete it, it just
> removes the 'tag' corresponding to whatever folder you're in.
> There are some settings you can tweak via the web interface to make IMAP
> behave a bit more expectedly.
> In the Gmail web i/f:
> Click the gear-like icon in the top right.
> Choose 'Mail settings'.
> Click the 'Forwarding and POP/IMAP' "tab".
> Under IMAP Access, under "When I mark a message in IMAP as deleted:"
> Choose: Auto-Expunge off
Perfect, that did it. Thanks.
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