User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:2.0b9pre) Gecko/20110106 Firefox/4.0b9pre Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:2.0b9pre) Gecko/20110110 Thunderbird/3.3a2pre Gmail / IMAP: Deleting a message from Thunderbird’s TRASH is only synced to [Gmail]/Trash AFTER COMPACTING Thunderbird’s TRASH. There’s no immediate Sync of the deletion from TB’s Trash to [Gmail]/Trash without compacting TB’s Trash. Without compacting TB’s Trash, TB’s Trash and Gmail’s Webinferface Trash are asynchronous. Problem only occurs with [Gmail]/Trash. Cannot reproduce with other folders. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Delete a message from [Gmail]/Inbox by Thunderbird via Gmail IMAP. 2. Look into Gmail’s Webinterface Inbox: The message has been deleted as expected. So that Sync works well. 3. Open [Gmail]/Trash by Thunderbird via Gmail IMAP and delete that message. 4. Look into Gmail’s Webinterface Trash: The message is still there and has not been deleted. Thus at this moment Thunderbird and Gmail are asynchronous. 5. Now compact Thunderbird’s Trash folder (--> right-click on TB’s trash --> chose “compact”). 6. Look into Gmail’s Webinterface Trash: Now the message has gone. Expected Results: As soon as a message is deleted from [Gmail]/Trash by Thunderbird via Gmail IMAP, this should immediately be synced to Gmail – not only after compacting TB’s Trash.
It's by design of IMAP and design/implementation of Gmail. - Delete a mail in IMAP folder == uid xxx copy [Gmail]/Trash + uid xxx store Flag \Deleted, if "move to trash" model. - When \Deleted flag is stored, - Gmail IMAP keeps \Deleted flag if [Gmail]/Trash or [Gmail]/Spam. - Gmail IMAP does do nothing if [Gmail]/All Mail. - Gmail IMAP automatically executes expunge for folder other than [Gmail]/All Mail, [Gmail]/Trash, ang [Gmail]/Spam, if auto-expunging of Gmail IMAP is not disabled. - If a mail is copied or moved to [Gmail]/Trash, all Gmail Label added to a mail(=IMAP folder name) is removed from the mail. - Compact of IMAP folder == expunge. \Deleted flag is IMAP only attribute of a mail. So, mail flagged as \Deleted in [Gmal]/Trash(Trash of Gmail Web) is shown as active mail at Web Interface. You can see above with "Just mark it as deleted" model. From perspective of IMAP, phenomenon on [Gmail]/Trash is normal, and [Gmail]/Trash is correctly sync'ed. Please don't confuse it with special phenomenon on Inbox(and other ordinal folder=Gmail Label) due to auto-expunging of Gmail. Inbox case can be called "sync'ed twice", after store of \Deleted flag, and after auto-expunging. If you want immediate auto-expunging of [Gmail]/Trash, please ask Google instead of mozilla foundation. Currently, Gmail automatically expunges a mail from [Gmail]/Trash after 30 days, regardless of \Deleted flag.
(In reply to WADA from comment #1) > If you want immediate auto-expunging of [Gmail]/Trash, please ask Google > instead of mozilla foundation. > Currently, Gmail automatically expunges a mail from [Gmail]/Trash after 30 > days, regardless of \Deleted flag. so this bug is invalid?
This is duplicate of bug 780157 I agree that this is as designed / invalid.
per comment 3
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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