Gmail support (was: Marketing for Thunderbird)

Ben Bucksch ben.bucksch at
Wed Feb 19 04:28:51 UTC 2014

Jim Porter wrote, On 15.02.2014 04:23:
> one of the biggest issues I see with Thunderbird adoption is really 
> pretty obvious: our Gmail support sucks. If we can fix the papercuts 
> with using a Gmail account in Thunderbird, we'll be a lot more able to 
> retain new users who try it out.
> If the first thing you see when you install Thunderbird is that it 
> doesn't handle your mail very well, you're just going to uninstall it 
> and never look back.

That's quite offtopic, but I'll take the bait:
What exactly is the problem with Thunderbird and Gmail? From what I 
know, we have a number of hacks for gmail.
Don't we even have special handling for "All mail", or do you have to 
set a secret pref for it? I forgot.

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