Mu's Thoughts

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Gmail IMAP?

GMail will never support IMAP.


Because of the way GMail organizes e-mail. Its conversation mode results in all replies being linked to one another. If a user were to use IMAP and delete a message in the middle of a conversation, then synchronize with the server. What would happen to the conversation? Who knows...

This is why GMail will never support IMAP and it is sad... :(


  • im sure they will support IMAP. conversations delted would be treated like a deleted "branch" in a XML. LOL...i sound like i know what im talking about. But i dont....hehehehehe...

    Peace to the world

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21:24  

  • yeah... I guess the deleted mail can be just crossed out rather than moved to trash.

    By Blogger jm1234567890, at 21:26  

  • WTF? I dont know if I misunderstood your statement, but I just dont get your point. Do you believe that currently gmail is unable to delete individual messages in a conversation? Just open a conversation, choose any individual message you want to delete, click on the arrow next to reply and chose "delete this message".

    It is pretty straight forward if you ask me.

    By Blogger alex, at 14:24  

  • It's fairly easy to mark one mail as "deleted" in IMAP, there is no need to actually *delete* the mail. Conversation secured, imap assured.

    By Blogger Tommie, at 03:01  

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