Thunderbird auto-deleting messages

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by nospam, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. nospam

    nospam Guest

    Thunderbird has an option for auto-deletion of messages that are more
    than xx days old etc. It also has an option to "synchronise for the
    last xx days" - which I think means it won't download messages older
    than 60 days.

    I want thunderbird to download new emails from a gmail account when
    they arrive and store them locally but after say, 60 days, I want the
    local copy deleted but not the remote copy. Is there any way to
    configure this?

    Right now I have "delete after xx days" turned off because I think the
    email will be deleted on gmail as well as locally. In gmail, I have
    IMAP enabled for the account and auto-expunge enabled but I don't know
    what that does?

    Any ideas?
     
    nospam, Jun 17, 2011
    #1
    1. Advertising

  2. nospam

    nospam Guest

    On Sat, 18 Jun 2011 01:39:40 +1200, nospam <>
    wrote:

    >Thunderbird has an option for auto-deletion of messages that are more
    >than xx days old etc. It also has an option to "synchronise for the
    >last xx days" - which I think means it won't download messages older
    >than 60 days.
    >
    >I want thunderbird to download new emails from a gmail account when
    >they arrive and store them locally but after say, 60 days, I want the
    >local copy deleted but not the remote copy. Is there any way to
    >configure this?
    >
    >Right now I have "delete after xx days" turned off because I think the
    >email will be deleted on gmail as well as locally. In gmail, I have
    >IMAP enabled for the account and auto-expunge enabled but I don't know
    >what that does?
    >
    >Any ideas?


    Found the answer on gmail website under IMAP help - in thunderbird,
    you set "when I delete a message" to "just mark it as deleted", and a
    few other things.
     
    nospam, Jun 18, 2011
    #2
    1. Advertising

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

It takes just 2 minutes to sign up (and it's free!). Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum.
Similar Threads
  1. oldtrout

    Newsgroups - Deleting Read Messages

    oldtrout, Nov 19, 2003, in forum: Firefox
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    365
    oldtrout
    Nov 19, 2003
  2. oldtrout

    Newsgroups - Deleting Read Messages

    oldtrout, Nov 19, 2003, in forum: Firefox
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    399
    oldtrout
    Nov 19, 2003
  3. Walter Donavan

    Deleting news messages

    Walter Donavan, Jul 3, 2004, in forum: Firefox
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    418
    Moz Champion
    Jul 3, 2004
  4. SteveG
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    460
    SteveG
    Dec 3, 2004
  5. lrolloatparadisedotnetdotnz

    Thunderbird Newsreader - deleting messages

    lrolloatparadisedotnetdotnz, Nov 14, 2006, in forum: NZ Computing
    Replies:
    6
    Views:
    1,437
    lrolloatparadisedotnetdotnz
    Nov 16, 2006
Loading...

Share This Page