Configuring IMAP Thunderbird/gmail to work like POP?

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    Configuring IMAP Thunderbird/gmail to work like POP?

    Apologizing in advance for a question that invites a "why would you want to do that?" response.

    But I'd like my Thunderbird, working with my gmail, configured for IMAP, to function as it did when I had it configured for POP.

    What I'd like is that:

    • My Thunderbird has all my gmail messages, that go back 10+ years
    • When I fire up Thunderbird, it gets my "new" messages - those that have arrived since the last time I opened Thunderbird
    • The action of Thunderbird "getting" or syncing new messages, causes gmail to archive those messages
    • Thunderbird won't always get caught up in trying to sync the nearly 300,000 messages I have in gmail, most of which I have captured elsewhere in Thunderbird folders

    I realize that this isn't exactly what IMAP is set up to do; I'd had Thunderbird set up for POP for a long time, but when I was trying to get it to send messages, there were server problems that I solved by switching to IMAP.

    Perhaps there is a way to tell gmail to only sync the all mail for messages after a certain date? How do I set up for the type of behavior I want?
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  2. Posts : 5,210
    21H1 64 Bit Home

    I no longer use thunderbird but see if the image here helps:

    Cannot overwrite deleted emails on free space Solved - Page 4 - Windows 7 Help Forums
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