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Post Posted May 17th, 2018, 1:55 pm

I use gmail and just finished setting up IMAP in TB. I was able to make a filter send a copy of all incoming emails to local folder.

I only send/reply to emails using a browser. How do I automatically have "sent emails" copied to local folder using TB?

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Post Posted May 17th, 2018, 2:34 pm

You can do that by creating another filter in Thunderbird but you will have to trigger that filter manually. Thunderbird's filters only work automatically on new messages being received into the Thunderbird Inbox folder.

Given that you are accessing Gmail as an IMAP type account, the Sent messages should be available to you in the Sent folder in Thunderbird. Create a filter that will be run manually on the Sent folder of that Gmail account, with one criteria as "From"+"is"+"your Gmail address" and a second criteria that will ensure that the filter only copies messages not previously copied. That might be based on age if you run the filter every N days. The action would be "Copy message to" and the target the "Sent" folder under "Local Folders". Run that filter as often as necessary based on the "Age" criteria.

It might be helpful if we understood the reason for this particular usage model.

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Post Posted May 18th, 2018, 6:43 am

Thanks for the reply.

Manually running filters won't work for me... I guess I'll just move back to POP.

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Post Posted May 18th, 2018, 8:27 am

Using POP won't help you if you are using only a browser to access the web mail page to send messages.

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