Gmail - Why do I need to synchronize the All Mail folder?
Posted by Olivia Rust on 20 June 2018 18:21
After you set up your Gmail account you might encounter this error message:
'All Mail' folder disabled
For Gmail and Google Apps accounts, eM Client synchronizes the 'All Mail' folder. It appears that IMAP access for this folder on account '<your email address>' is currently disabled and synchronization will fail.
To fix this, you need to make sure the 'All Mail' folder has 'Show in IMAP' checked in their Gmail settings at https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#settings/labels.
Simply follow the directions from the error message and enable All Mail label to be shown in IMAP.
NOTE: The 'All Mail' folder is a vital part of your Gmail account - it stores all the messages in your account (with the exception of Trash and Spam folders - these are separate).
This actually allows for the synchronization to be faster and the data to take up less space on your device than if the Labels were converted into real folders.