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#1 ogi

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 02:31 PM

Creator: H.Ogi
Ext. Version: 1.6.10

Extension is compatible to:
Thunderbird: 2.0b2 - 2.0.0.*
Included locales: bg-BG ca-AD de-DE en-GB en-US es-ES fr-FR hu-HU id-ID it-IT ja-JP ko-KR nl-NL pl-PL pt-BR ru-RU sk-SK sv-SE tr-TR
Description:

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Edited by ogi, 30 October 2008 - 04:44 PM.


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Posted 02 February 2008 - 03:03 PM

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 03:40 PM

QUOTE(Goofy @ Feb 2 2008, 15:03) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
welcomeani.gif again with this other extension!

Thanks Goofy smile.gif

The description lacks in the 1st post, so I explain it here.
This extension sets up Gmail IMAP for Thunderbird. If you install it, "Gmail IMAP" is added to the account wizard from File->New->Account menu. By following the wizard, you can easily create Gmail IMAP account.

There is a notification for translators.
Strings which start with [Gmail] are used to find special folders in Gmail such as trash and sent folders etc. They are not showed in any forms and windows.
Please set the exact names in your language to them.

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 06:56 PM

Polish locale released, but I have some remarks. See attached images.

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#5 ogi

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 06:08 AM

QUOTE(teo @ Feb 2 2008, 18:56) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Polish locale released, but I have some remarks. See attached images.

Thanks teo!

> For the first preview:
The wizard is for Gmail's POP access. Please select Gmail IMAP in the first wizard page.
The name will be email address like name@gmail.com.

> For the second preview:
It seems that you failed to synchronize folders. It should be like the attached image; I've succeeded to setup by using your locales.

The [Gmail] folder is created by Gmail.
The Gmail's folders such as trash, all mail etc. are mapped as subfolders of the [Gmail] folder.

I don't know why the duplicated trash folders are created, but I guess the fail for sync results in the the folders. Please login to Gmail and delete label whose name is [Gmail]/Kosz.

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 08:00 AM

Hello,

I've started the French localization.

Some remarks:
1/ "Thunderbird's junk mail control is not normally needed because Gmail also has a smart junk mail filter. If you don not have a reason enough for using it, please keep the following option unchecked."
-> do not

2/ I read this post : http://lifehacker.com/software/geek-to-liv...ient-314574.php
and so I am wondering why you prefer not to activate the Thunderbird spam filter? It is said that by this way, Gmail spam filter will also teach with the Thunderbird spam filter.

3/ I also have a duplicate trash folder

4/ For the string like [Gmail]/Trash, is it better to let it empty, or to copy the original string?
It seems to me that the dutch localization has Translate these strings which were suppose not to be done...

#7 Godai71

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 05:20 PM

Gmail IMAP Account Setup 1.3 Italian (it-IT) locale added, tested and released
Non devo avere paura. La paura uccide la mente. La paura è la piccola morte che porta con sé l’annullamento totale
Guarderò in faccia la mia paura. Permetterò che mi calpesti e mi attraversi
E quando sarà passata, aprirò il mio occhio interiore e ne scruterò il percorso
Là dove andrà la mia paura non ci sarà più nulla. Soltanto io ci sarò.

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past, I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 06:27 PM

Bulgarian locale is released too happy.gif

#9 ogi

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 04:10 PM

Hi,

QUOTE(cameleon @ Feb 10 2008, 08:00) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
1/ "Thunderbird's junk mail control is not normally needed because Gmail also has a smart junk mail filter. If you don not have a reason enough for using it, please keep the following option unchecked."
-> do not

Thanks. I'll fix it.

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2/ I read this post : http://lifehacker.com/software/geek-to-liv...ient-314574.php
and so I am wondering why you prefer not to activate the Thunderbird spam filter? It is said that by this way, Gmail spam filter will also teach with the Thunderbird spam filter.

Assume that you already have so many mails. When you select "All mail" folder, Thunderbird will parse all mails in Gmail and try to move spams to the Spam folder. It will slow down Thunderbird and TB may freeze or crash. This is the main reason of the suggestion.
Another reason is existence of Gmail's spam filter. I think it is smart enough to classify spams solely. Moreover, the classification is executed on gmail server does not affect to TB's performance.

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3/ I also have a duplicate trash folder

It seems that it will appear if you have setup account and trash folder manually before you use this extension. Please remove all [Gmail]/* and [IMAP] labels and try it again.


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4/ For the string like [Gmail]/Trash, is it better to let it empty, or to copy the original string?
It seems to me that the dutch localization has Translate these strings which were suppose not to be done...

What does the "original string" means?
Folder names such as [Gmail]/Trash are used to find special folders in Gmail. It cannot identify these folders and will fail to set up them without the strings.




#10 ogi

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 04:03 PM

I've updated and submitted it to AMO.
Thanks translators! smile.gif

#11 ogi

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 02:17 PM

I've submitted new version to WTS.
From this version, an address's domain and imap/smtp servers are specified in the locale files.
If gmail is called as googlemail in your country, please set them to googlemail.com, i.e. imap.googlemail.com for imap server.

Thanks in advance.

#12 Godai71

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 08:52 PM

I've a question.
What are the differences between a Gmail IMAP account and a Gmail IMAP (Google apps) account?

Why we have to restart Thunderbird, if we choose the second one?

Thanks in advance
Non devo avere paura. La paura uccide la mente. La paura è la piccola morte che porta con sé l’annullamento totale
Guarderò in faccia la mia paura. Permetterò che mi calpesti e mi attraversi
E quando sarà passata, aprirò il mio occhio interiore e ne scruterò il percorso
Là dove andrà la mia paura non ci sarà più nulla. Soltanto io ci sarò.

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past, I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.

#13 ogi

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 03:25 PM

QUOTE (Godai71 @ Feb 27 2008, 20:52) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What are the differences between a Gmail IMAP account and a Gmail IMAP (Google apps) account?
Why we have to restart Thunderbird, if we choose the second one?

Google apps' service includes Gmail with custom domain.
Namely, the domain is not gmail.com or googlemail.com if you use Google apps' gmail.
So, if you choose Google apps, you should input whole address instead of account name.
Restart is required both settings.
If it is only shown by the Google apps, it is a bug.
Please tell me the detail.


#14 Godai71

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 09:17 PM

QUOTE (ogi @ Feb 28 2008, 15:25) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Restart is required both settings.
If it is only shown by the Google apps, it is a bug.
Please tell me the detail.

I don't know, but yesterday normal Gmail IMAP account does not require restart unsure.gif

Now both require restart. biggrin.gif
A late hour, I suppose!

Non devo avere paura. La paura uccide la mente. La paura è la piccola morte che porta con sé l’annullamento totale
Guarderò in faccia la mia paura. Permetterò che mi calpesti e mi attraversi
E quando sarà passata, aprirò il mio occhio interiore e ne scruterò il percorso
Là dove andrà la mia paura non ci sarà più nulla. Soltanto io ci sarò.

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past, I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.

#15 Godai71

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 09:36 AM

Gmail IMAP Account Setup 1.4 Italian (it-IT) locale added, tested and released
Non devo avere paura. La paura uccide la mente. La paura è la piccola morte che porta con sé l’annullamento totale
Guarderò in faccia la mia paura. Permetterò che mi calpesti e mi attraversi
E quando sarà passata, aprirò il mio occhio interiore e ne scruterò il percorso
Là dove andrà la mia paura non ci sarà più nulla. Soltanto io ci sarò.

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past, I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 04:11 PM

Swedish sv-SV locales added and released =)

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 11:26 PM

Dutch locale updated, tested and released cool.gif
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Posted 17 May 2008 - 01:57 AM

Turkish locate added and released =)

#19 ogi

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 03:16 PM

QUOTE (anaconda @ May 17 2008, 01:57) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Turkish locate added and released =)

Thanks, anaconda smile.gif
Your locale will be included in the next update.

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 11:37 PM

Catalan (ca_AD) locale finished and released!

On a side note, I think the add-on should warn the user that it's very important that Thunderbird locale matches Gmail's locale. Otherwise, the [Gmail]/... folders will not get their icon and the spam/drafts folders (configured in Thunderbird's "Copies and folders" section of the account setup) will be wrongly assigned.

As far as I know, when locale is different in Thunderbid and Gmail, the user will get the "Could not setup Draft, Sent, Spam, Starred, and Trash folders." warning. So, I would suggest you expand the message to say something like:
"The most likely reason is that your Thunderbird and Gmail language does not match.
Please make sure both Thunderbird and Gmail language settings are identical, then run Gmail IMAP Account Setup again."
...or something in these lines.

salut
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