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Old 1 Sep 2021, 08:29 AM   #1
ChinaLamb
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Searching for and Removing duplicates from folder...

There used to be an option to search for and remove duplicate messages from folders...

Is this now gone?

Thanks

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Old 1 Sep 2021, 01:46 PM   #2
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As you write, it does appear to be gone.

By default, Fastmail will suppress duplicates within a folder on delivery. I appreciate that this is not the same functionality. I believe the ability to find duplicates ought to be available within advanced search (but it is not). I cannot find any way of doing this through the Fastmail interface now.

If you really need to do a dedup, you will need to do it from a client. Thunderbird has this functionality. If you have no other use for a mail client, there is a Python tool that can do it. That would probably be my choice.
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Old 1 Sep 2021, 10:36 PM   #3
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Hmmm.... This is disappointing. Fastmail has sold me on the whole 'webmail' experience, and I use webmail and their app exclusively. I don't know what it might take to do a search across 20 years of emails, 100,000 in my primary archive alone, to find duplicates...

Again, that the functionality is gone, is disappointing.
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Old 2 Sep 2021, 07:49 AM   #4
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Curiously, I found that if you follow this link

https://www.fastmail.com/go/cleanfolders

It leads you back to the login page.
After logging in, the old page with delete/archive/remove duplicates appears.
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Old 2 Sep 2021, 08:01 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by ChinaLamb View Post
Again, that the functionality is gone, is disappointing.
Not for the first time. Quietly, Fastmail is phasing out features, which are not widely used. Fastmail is becoming more and more a common e-mail provider for the average user.
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