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Old 09-21-2017, 04:12 PM   #1
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Question Gmail strange behaviour: a few messages not appearing in sent folder (only through IMAP)

I have an ancient Gmail account, which I rarely use nowadays, but I still need to keep it (or simply choose, if you insist).

Today I opened this account in Thunderbird to reread a message I sent a few days ago. This message was not there! Strange... I am pretty sure I have sent this message - no doubt with that!

I opened the gmail web interface and checked there. Things were always different there because the, IMHO totally silly "no folders, just tags" which I do not like, tags and the several "not really tags" for each of my IMAP folders (which I always used through IMAP).

Of course, there was no surprise for me that there is an "[Imap]/Sent" tag. The wanted message would not be "in" that tag, as I confirmed now.

The "Sent emails" link in gmail page shows:

- the message I wanted, others in a similar situation, which I never noted

- the messages in "[Imap]/Sent"

- a lot of other messages that should *not* be there anymore: messages I have *moved* to other folders using IMAP.

The messages that were "not-moved" have more than one tag in them - totally silly and unneeded to me; if I had a way, I would choose to turn this off.

1. My problem here is with the messages I can only see with gmail site. How do I "move" all of them to "[Imap]/Sent" tag, without needing to click and check every page of messages in "Sent emails" link, which will show a huge amount of messages that do not matter to me?

2. Is there a way to *never* leave other messages get in the strange situation I described above? I do not want to use gmail site as much as possible.

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Forgot to say: searching for things related to my problem did not bring useful results, although there are many.

And I have read some messages in, a tottaly useless page for my problem now.

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off topic p.s.: Gmail user? Change to Yandex! It is the biggest and most popular search engine (also offering a few other services) in a few other cultures of the world!

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I'm curious. Do you use SSL encryption for IMAP?
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