So, you set up Gmail in Thunderbird and got this annoying [Gmail] folder? I got the fix for you!

  • Right-click the account in the folder tree and select settings
  • Go to “Server Settings” and click on “Advanced…”
  • Set the “IMAP server directory” to “[Gmail]” (without quotes) and hit OK.
  • Quit Thunderbird and open it again
  • Wait for the change to take effect

To undo this change, follow the same steps but remove what you entered in “IMAP server directory”.

That’s all there is to it! I run this blog in my free time, if I helped you out, consider donating a coffee. (: