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Old Sep 13, 2009, 06:59 PM   #1
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Apple Mail-how to get rid of all of the "GMAIL" imap folders that show in the left?

Before Snow Leopard I don't remember my GMAIL account showing all of the imap folders just below the Mailboxes. It looks like this in my left most pane:

MAILBOXES
>Mobile Me
>Gmail
>Comcast
Sent
Trash
Junk

This is just below and the area I'm talking about.

GMAIL
>[Gmail]
>>[Gmail]
All Mail
Drafts
Sent Mail
Spam
Starred
Trash
>Deleted Items
>Junk E-mail
>Send Mail
>Trash


Why is there so many folders to contend with? I don't claim to know much about imap but I can't understand all of the folder structure. If someone cares to chime in and explain to me I'd appreciate it. But I'd like to know how to "not show" the GMAIL section.
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Old Sep 13, 2009, 07:37 PM   #2
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In advanced account Preferences, change IMAP Path Prefix to "[Gmail]" (no quotes)
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Old Sep 17, 2009, 12:42 AM   #3
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In advanced account Preferences, change IMAP Path Prefix to "[Gmail]" (no quotes)
Awesome, that worked! Thank you!
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Old Oct 25, 2009, 03:14 PM   #4
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ARE YOU SERIOUS???
so easy. but i would have never figured it out, thanks
whats the point of having all those folders anyway?
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Old Oct 25, 2009, 04:16 PM   #5
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I changed it back to normal and then back to [Gmail] in the IMAP path prefix, and now the folders aren't disappearing!
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