Outlook and Google's IMAP integration…

Posted by Dan on Apr 1, 2009 @ 10:58 PM

One thing that really irks me about Google's implementation of IMAP is that when you "delete" a message in Outlook, it doesn't move the message to Google's "Trash", but instead just removes all the labels. Since Gmail doesn't have a good way to view just unlabelled messages, it makes it a pain to clean things up. The only thing I've found that really works is to build a huge search filter excluding all my labels—which is horrible.

Google would make my life easier by implementing too small changes:

  1. Provide for a single search filter for find all unlabeled messages
  2. Move unlabeled messages from IMAP into the Trash can (or at least make this an option I can configure.)
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