How to get Thunderbird to check subfolders on IMAP

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I have Thunderbird set up to use my Gmail account through IMAP. All works well and good, except for one problem:

I have a group of gmail mail filters set up to redirect mail into different labels based on what it's for. However, by default, it seems Thunderbird only checks the Inbox for new messages. Is there a way to get it to check the subfolders aswell?

Best Answer

I do exactly the same.

If you right click on a folder, then select properties, there is a check box that says "Check this folder for new messages". That's the one you want!

Unfortunately I don't think there is any way to do this for all folders at once, you have to do them one by one.