[MlMt] Problem with syncing Gmail labels and IMAP keywords

DORSCH Fabian fabian.dorsch at gmail.com
Mon Nov 2 12:35:23 EST 2015


thanks for the quick reply (I hope this is the right way of replying, 
rather than to the digest)!

I tried your suggestion and the reset works partially: it syncs Gmail -> 
Mailmate, but not Mailmate -> Gmail.

That's a bit of a pity since I thought about using Mailtags (in 
combination with Mail) to export all my emails with their labels from 
Gmail to Devonthink, so that I can delete them from the Gmail server, 
but still search for them via the labels/keywords. I'll have to see 
whether there is another way of doing this.



On 2 Nov 2015, at 12:33, DORSCH Fabian wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm just getting used to using Mailmate as my main email client and am 
> loving it. But I have a question concerning the integration of Gmail 
> labels. Since I have been using them for a while now, I would like to 
> continue with this after my switch to Mailmate.
> Now, everything works fine with messages that I assign keywords to (in 
> Mailmate) or add to the labels/folders (in Gmail) *after* I set up the 
> connection under 'Tags' in the preferences. The newly added messages 
> show up in the right place in both Mailmate and Gmail.
> However, the same does not happen with messages that I have assigned 
> keywords/labels to *before* setting up the respective link between the 
> keywords and the labels. For instance, my old emails in Gmails in 
> folder X do not show up under the keyword X in Mailmate; and vice 
> versa. This changes only once I re-assign the keywords/labels. Since I 
> have thousands of categorized emails in Gmail, this is not a feasible 
> option for me.
> So I was wondering whether there is a workaround, or whether it would 
> be possible, from a technical point of view, to add the function that 
> also past assignments of labels/keywords are synced between the two 
> platforms.
> Thanks a lot,
> Fabian

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