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Gmail - i have a couple imap folders that have just shown up. huh?


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#1 bigdan1

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 08:43 AM

in my Gmail folders I have 2 imap folders that have just shown up for no reason. how do i fix this?
 
when i try to move something to a new folder the top two options are [imap]/sent and [imap]/trash. Oftentimes I've deleted mail and instead of going to trash it goes to imap trash. 
 
Can someone explain wtf is going on?
 
Thanks!
Dan
 
 
EDIT 
I just had a thought. I got a new phone a couple weeks ago and this problem started around that time. Could that be related? This is an HTC One M8.
 
Yesterday I changed my Gmail pw on my desktop. When my phone then asked me to login it asked for username and password, but then below that it said 'Server: imap.gmail.com'. 
 
Could this be related and does that help with a resolution?

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 08:59 AM

I presume you're seeing something like this:

 

gmail_labels.jpg 

 

Don't ask me how/why Gmail decides to create these labels/folders, as they are never used on any account that I've had them pop-up on.  The menu that you see is brought up when you click on the tiny dropdown button that appears when you hover at the extreme right on the label column.  I simply remove them and never think about them again.

 


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 10:20 AM

You are correct, that's what I'm seeing.
 
The thing is, this just happened recently. I didn't see these IMAP things before 2 weeks ago. And it's not simply a matter of hiding them, since some mail ends up there. Granted as far as I know it's just trash, but not sure why it's going to IMAP/Trash as opposed to the normal trashcan.
 
I just checked after your screenshot and saw I have an option to remove the label. Should I just do so?


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 10:25 AM

Yes, I am suggesting you just remove the label.  Hence the reason I said, "I simply remove them and never think about them again."

 

Those were not in my accounts from the start, either.  I have three different Gmail accounts and these things "popped in" seemingly at random, though it was probably either the result of my doing something that no one would logically expect to have this effect or Google pushing something out to cohorts of users, and my user cohort for each account was different from the other.


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