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    Thunderbird Email Deleting Problems

    On occasion while browsing I send an interesting link or screenshot of a site to myself for later use.

    Here's where the problem lies..

    1: I send the link to myself or a screenshot.

    2: I get the email in Thunderbird in my INBOX and also a copy is put in my SENT folder.


    Here's where the problem begins:

    If I delete the email from my SENT folder it goes to TRASH folder.
    The problem is that it also deletes it from my IN-BOX simultaneously with no action on my part.

    It only does this with emails to myself...

    Is there a way to prevent this from happening or am I doing something wrong?
    I'm using IMAP in Gmail

    Thanks..
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    After creating the email, rather than sending it to yourself, save it as a draft. Then move it from the Draft folder to whichever folder you like.

    If you definitely want to send it to yourself rather than saving it as a draft, then after you send it, move the copy in your inbox to another folder before deleting it from your sent folder.

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    Thanks..I found an easier way that works for me.
    I just copy it to the INBOX on my Local Folders list..
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    I figured that moving it out of its default location would prevent Thunderbird from being able to delete it. It's even better to put it into a local folder rather than an IMAP folder -- totally out of reach of Thunderbird.

    I've never seen this sort of problem. Glad you found a solution.

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    Yeah, I found out when I was looking for some mail I wanted and noticed it was gone.
    Yes, you can move it or copy it to the local folders.

    I have TB on two computers and I use that process to keep my mail on both computers..Like email statements etc.

    I read about a way to automatically synchronize Tbird on two computers but it was kinda confusing.

    Anyway, thanks for your input..
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    I think the synchronization is what is causing this.

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    I'm leaving well enough alone for now..LOL
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