IMAP in Gmail

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Roderunner
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IMAP in Gmail

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Hi Folks,
can someone explain the difference in my Gmail IMAP settings.
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Windows 10 Home Version 20H2
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Re: IMAP in Gmail

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My understanding of this setting is:

Auto-Expunge On - your client will connect to Gmail and delete immediately

Auto-Expunge Off - the deletion (at Gmail) will not take place until your client next synchronises with Gmail.
So, if you 'check for new messages' every 10 minutes, it could be up to 10 minutes before the email is fully deleted.
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Re: IMAP in Gmail

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Thanks Leif, the reason I asked was, I used to use pop for my Gmail emails in WL Mail & now in Thunderbird portable & could happily delete any message knowing it was still on Gmail's All Mail folder.
Windows 10 Home Version 20H2
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George.