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Thunderbird v102.5.0 not syncing with Gmail

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I use Thunderbird v102.5.1 with my gmail addy to manage my mail, contacts and calendar. I've got Thunderbird setup the way I want it and when I imported my mail - it didn't properly import the folders (labels?) and it's a MESS! I want to use Thunderbird to organize my mail and have already spent hours doing so - only to realize gmail on the web is not reflecting the folder creations or sorting that I'm doing in Thunderbird.

Is there any way I can force the webmail to grab the folders/sorting I've done in Thunderbird so they're both the same?

Thank you!

I use Thunderbird v102.5.1 with my gmail addy to manage my mail, contacts and calendar. I've got Thunderbird setup the way I want it and when I imported my mail - it didn't properly import the folders (labels?) and it's a MESS! I want to use Thunderbird to organize my mail and have already spent hours doing so - only to realize gmail on the web is not reflecting the folder creations or sorting that I'm doing in Thunderbird. Is there any way I can force the webmail to grab the folders/sorting I've done in Thunderbird so they're both the same? Thank you!

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My suggestion is to first get Thunderbird working to support Gmail's structure. Once that is stable, you can experiment with changes.

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How do I do that?

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Remove the folders and sorting that you say aren't working with Gmail.

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When I originally setup Thunderbird and imported the mail - it didn't import the folders/labels and sort the mail. I tried adding the account again and it still isn't importing the labels. No filters are setup in Tbird. Just manual sorting. I don't see how removing the folders and sorting would fix this? I'm wondering if there's an add-on or some way that I have Thunderbird configured incorrectly (I'm using IMAP - should I try POP?) to solve the issue?

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Maybe it will help if you describe what happened when you set up your gmail account. If it didn't show folders, what did it show?

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When I first setup Thunderbird - it imported the mail just fine. Then I went about sorting email into the existing labels (that appear as folders in Tbird). I sorted a bunch of stuff - deleting folders and adding new ones. I didn't think to check the web gmail to see if the changes were being reflected there. Now that I've spent hours sorting stuff in Tbird - none of those changes are reflected in the web gmail. What's weird is why/how it imported everything correctly but now isn't mirroring the Tbird changes in the web app.

So I'm wondering if there's a way (extension perhaps?) that I can force the sorting I've done in Tbird to the web gmail. *fingers crossed*

I have about 50 folders and about 20,000 emails sorted into them. This is a big job and moving everything back into my inbox and starting from scratch will be a LOT of work. Just hoping for a work around to save myself hours of sorting.

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