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IMAP on GMail - synchronising existing sent items

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IMAP on GMail - synchronising existing sent items

I have just set up an account to access gmail via IMAP on Outlook Express.
It seems to be working OK in that the inbox synchronises OK but I can't get the Sent Items box to synchronise (it won't download the existing contents of the Sent Items Box to Outlook Express).
Googling hasn't thrown up an answer
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Re: IMAP on GMail - synchronising existing sent items

Not sure about OE but in Thunderbird you check the Subscribed folders settings, you need to select what folders you see in IMAP, by default it only shows the Inbox.
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Re: IMAP on GMail - synchronising existing sent items

The sent folder is shown as synchronise all messages as is the inbox
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Re: IMAP on GMail - synchronising existing sent items

Try TB and see if it does the same, if it does then it is an issue on Gmail.
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Re: IMAP on GMail - synchronising existing sent items

Done a bit more digging and it seems to be a problem with labels and folders in Gmail
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This is probably due to the "/" in "[GMail]/Sent Mail"
As far as IMAP is concerned Sent Mail is in the folder "[GMail]/Sent Mail". Because there is a "/" in the name, gmail backup cannot handle it.
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Re: IMAP on GMail - synchronising existing sent items

I seem my sent mail fine in TB.
It appears under Google Mail/Sent Mail, my stuff sent from TB appears in Sent (I should really combine them, but ...)
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Re: IMAP on GMail - synchronising existing sent items

That isn't the problem I am seeing
The email in the sent items box which were sent from webmail aren't copied into Outlook Express