Google mail provides by default some very strange folders which I do not find useful (e.g. Important, Chats, All Mail, IMAP/Archive). Moreover, I find poitless to download a single e-mail multiple times, as it was assigned multiple labels by default and which I do not use. Here’s a short reminder, how to deal with it…
Disable a Selected Label and IMAP Folder
This option will disable the (un)desired labels or IMAP folders in Google mail. Once done, restarting the e-mail client software should automatically remove these folders from it.
- Log into the web interface of Google mail.
- Go to the Inbox (should be the default anyway).
- Click on the “gear icon” on the right and select “Settings“.
- In the menu, click on the “Labels” tab.
- Click “hide” on the desired option in the “Show in label list” (e.g. Important, Chats, All Mail, IMAP/Archive)
- Untick the desired option “Show in IMAP” (e.g. Important, Chats, All Mail, IMAP/Archive)
That’s it 🙂
Unsubscribe from a Selected IMAP Folder
This option depends on the e-mail client software used. It may be useful in cases when users do not want to completely remove the (un)desired labels or IMAP folders globally.
- In Thunderbird, look for “Advanced” option in “Synchronization & Storage” settings.
- In Outlook, look for “IMAP Folders” settings.