Import messages through IMAP - message date wrong in Inbox
I'm trying to import some old messages using IMAP. When I view these messages through IMAP, everything seems fine, but in the inbox in the web-interface the date is that of the moment I copied the message into Gmail. This should be the date and time from the message itself. When I click on a message and view the conversation, the dates on the individual message are correct. They are correct too when I use an IMAP-client to look at the messages.
I'd appreciate any help and thanks for your attention.
You IMAP client is probably showing you one of the timestamps from the email headers, so the Gmail "received time" is not a factor.
I reported this issue over year ago and it is still not resolved...
It makes it very difficult to import messages via IMAP - all messages have wrong date attached to them.
I would appreciate at least an option to change sorting date/time in Settings...
Is there an API for Gmail. I believe it would be trivial to loop through all conversations and change the conversation date to the date the last message was received.
I noted that when importing mail with Thunderbird 3 it seemed to keep the dates but when importing with evolution it didn't.
So it doesn't look like they will fix it...
Come on Google!
I'm trying to migrate over after getting my Nexus, this just sours the deal...
I posted a while back that I had the same issue. However I found out that the issue only appered if i moved messages using the Evolution mail client under ubuntu. If I used Thunderbird the dates appared correclty. I ended up movin all the mail (7 Gb) four times because I it took a while to figure out that there must be a difference in the implementation of the IMAP protocol between Evolution and Thunderbird.
My suggestion is to use different mail-clients till you find one that works.
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