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Thunderbird and Gmail IMAP





bigt
Well, I haven't been using it long, but I think this is going to be really helpful to me and maybe others. Basically, it is turning Thunderbird into a Gmail client. This doesn't have to be just used with a Gmail account either, it's just what I'm using and about using Gmail better. And yes, I'm probably behind the times a bit; been loyal to POP I guess Smile

Anywho, IMAP seems to be better than POP for two reasons. First, POP data flows in one direction, client pulls down from server, and IMAP talks more with the server. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMAP I also think IMAP is better (at least for me) because it should mean less duplicate emails for me.

Here are some links about this:
http://www.micropersuasion.com/2008/09/make-magic-with.html
http://lifehacker.com/software/geek-to-live/turn-thunderbird-into-the-ultimate-gmail-imap-client-314574.php

and a link on better using Gmail:
http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2008/03/2-hidden-ways-to-get-more-from-your.html

Hope this was at least interesting and maybe helpful for you. I'm always open to other ideas that could save me some time, so post yours.
Agent ME
IMAP sounds interesting in how it keeps the messages on the server and interfaces to it, but so far I like holding onto my email on my own hardware. (I use POP3, set to delete from server after retrieval.) I figure POP3 is like me going to the post office and picking up my mail and bringing it home, where IMAP I leave it in the box. I like that POP3 only connects to the server to retrieve the messages, and I hold onto my email.

Probably just a paranoid preference though, everyone to their own.
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