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How do I just get the Inbox messages to show in the new mail notification?

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I've setup Thunderbird with Gmail and it works like a charm. The only gripe I have is that the new mail notification seems to grab a selection of unread emails from different folders and often it's not showing the relevant new emails in my inbox. Esp. the All Mail folder seems to cause doubling of message notifications but it's not the only one .

All I'm interested in is my inbox for new mail notifications. Is there anyway to modify the current behaviour?

I've setup Thunderbird with Gmail and it works like a charm. The only gripe I have is that the new mail notification seems to grab a selection of unread emails from different folders and often it's not showing the relevant new emails in my inbox. Esp. the All Mail folder seems to cause doubling of message notifications but it's not the only one . All I'm interested in is my inbox for new mail notifications. Is there anyway to modify the current behaviour?

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And there is no solution for limiting new mail to a particular folder inbox or otherwise, so I suggest your stuck.

This add-on might help https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/xnotifier/?src=search but I really have no idea.

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Would it help if you unsubscribed from the All mail folder (rightclick your inbox, choose Subscribe, then remove the checkbox on the All mail folder)?

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How would I then access archived emails or my other folders for that matter?

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All Mail is just a reflection of all mail in other folders. Why would you need to see it in two places. It just confuses the issue like it is here.

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That's not true. If you archive an email from your inbox without labelling it it will simply remove the inbox label and then the only way to get to it is through All Mail.

Note that All Mail is not only folder that has this issue. If you auto-label a message with 2 or more labels the exact same problem occurs.

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And there is no solution for limiting new mail to a particular folder inbox or otherwise, so I suggest your stuck.

This add-on might help https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/xnotifier/?src=search but I really have no idea.

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Thanks. I was afraid of that.

So technically thunderbird doesn't really support gmail. Grmbl. (not just this issue which makes the notifier pretty useless, but there seem to be a number of sync? issues with the All Mail folder as well).