Thunderbird deleted my emails from Gmail [Solved/Closed]

- Oct 12, 2009 at 09:12 PM - Latest reply:  Rgrace - Dec 11, 2010 at 07:20 AM
I downloaded my emails with Thunderbird and now it deleted them from the Gmail server. Can I restore them to the server somehow? Can I prevent Thunderbird from repeating that?
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Oct 13, 2009 at 03:31 AM
Thank you
Dear Sir,

I don't believe that there is any way to restore your emails

and if you see that you are having such troubles with

thunderbird, just stop using it.

You can easily restore them: connect Thunderbird via IMAP to Gmail (activate IMAP there before in "settings"), then move (i.e., copy) the messages back into the IMAP folder from the local folder.

jones > markusN - Nov 24, 2009 at 08:12 PM
It's not thunderbird, I had the same problem - it's gmail - there is a setting in GMAIL to specify what to do after a message has been retrieved, you need to set this to 'leave it in the inbox' and don't have google archive it.
Thanks Jones, I cant believe that guy said to stop using Thunderbird. geesh