Delete Duplicate Emails, Outlook 2003 PST, Gmail.

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Mike

I see there are multiple 3rd party plugins to delete duplicate items in

Outlook but most are $payware.

Question:

Is there any official Microsoft approved tool to detect/delete multiple

items in Outlook; such as the 'Sysinternals' suite of tools?

I discovered that using IMAP (as suggested) to sync with Gmail - deleting a

message from in Outllook does not translate to "delete" in Gmail.

http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=77657

Gmail has a 'All Mail' feature that archives e-mail forever unless manually

deleted from within their GUI.

Hence I have 1000's of old emails in Gmail which I have already

read/deleted/moved from in Outlook but they still exist as 'All Mail' in

Gamail!!

I thought to move all messages from the Gmail folder to Personal (PST)

folders, delete 'All Mail' in bulk, then re-read + delete duplicates in

Outlook manually, but that's a pain.

Hence my original question.

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Roady [MVP]

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Mike

Thanks again Robert.

I've been reading other similar posts with suggested 3rd-party solutions

which I have bookmarked so many. Just a matter of trialing some.

Interesting response from Gmail...

"bkennelly has posted an answer to the question "All Mail Feature":

Every message in your account, except Trash and Spam, is in All Mail, until

it gets moved to the Trash. The messages are also visible by label in Gmail,

and each label is exposed as a folder in Gmail's IMAP. There is only one

copy of each message in Gmail, but it may appear in multiple labels/folders.

Gmail chose to map IMAP's "mark deleted" function to the Gmail Archive (or

"Remove label") action. You can still delete message through IMAP by copying

the message to the [Gmail]/Trash folder.

You can use Gmail's Advanced IMAP Controls lab to hide All Mail, or labels,

from IMAP, or to change the delete behaviour to more closely match other IMAP

implementations.

(In IMAP, "Delete" is a two stage process. The message is marked deleted,

but remains until it is expunged. By default, Gimap expunges automatically,

but the delete only removes the current label.)"

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Yes - In Outlook, Gmail has it's own set of IMAP folders and PST.

However the same messages exist in both 'Inbox' and \Gmail\All Mail.

The pain is that deleting the message from the inbox does not delete it from

All Mail. They remain there forever!!
 

Brian Tillman

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> Is there any official Microsoft approved tool to detect/delete multiple
> items in Outlook; such as the 'Sysinternals' suite of tools?


Since sysinternals is _owned_ by Microsoft, they must approve of those tools in some way. Why else would they have purchased them?

> Gmail has a 'All Mail' feature that archives e-mail forever unless manually
> deleted from within their GUI.
> Hence I have 1000's of old emails in Gmail which I have already
> read/deleted/moved from in Outlook but they still exist as 'All Mail' in
> Gamail!!


Why not simply ignore the All Mail folder in gmail and not subscribe to it in Outlook? That way it's out of sight and out of mind.
 
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