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Why does Thunderbird sync all folders? While I prefer Thunderbird to Evolution, the out of the box setting is inverted for me -- Evolution never did that. In Thunderbird, I had to manually unclick many, many, many folders. In particular, the [gmail] folders, which hold the "all mail" directory, and so forth.

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Evolution is not Thunderbird. All programs do not act the same way – Ringtail Mar 19 '12 at 2:14
Correct, BlueXrider, all programs do not act the same way. Out of the box, for me, Thunderbird acts in a way which sucks. – Thufir Mar 21 '12 at 3:16
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There's the Migration Assistant in the help menu which can set all of your folders to not synchronize. I think this was turned on to improve performance in general.

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Ok, I'll check that out, thanks. I just find it curious that the setting was, out of the box, to sync all folder. – Thufir Mar 21 '12 at 3:17

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