Annoying Mail.app/Gmail problem...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by reubs, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. reubs macrumors 68000

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    When I am on campus my gmail will not forward to my Mail.app set-up that I have. FOr this reason I can only answer my Gmail from the web-based interface. Doing this is no problem. The problem is that when I get back home and mail.app connects I get copies of every e mail that I sent from gmail forwarded to my mail.app inbox.

    Is there a setting that I missed, or is this just something I'm going to have to live with?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    It's probably your university blocking the ports that mail uses to talk to the gmail servers.

    Why not create a rule that says if any mails show up in your inbox that are from you that mail.app copies them to your sent mail folder.
     
  3. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    I had the same issue, so i set up a Rule in Mail.app which states any message that is sent from me gets moved to my Sent box in Mail.app, and gets marked as read.
     
  4. epochblue macrumors 68000

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  5. Mavimao macrumors 6502a

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    Everyone's said it already, but Google wants to re-invent email: their philosophy is to have ALL of your email in one folder - the inbox - and you just use search to find an email you're looking for. Because of their retooling of email organization, there are no folders on the web client, and your sent mail gets placed in the inbox which means Mail.app picks it up as a new piece of email.

    Follow the links above to set "rules" to make sure that every email you get from yourself gets sent to the sent box unread.

    Speaking of which, does anyone know how to customize this rule to allow iCal to send email alerts to you?
     
  6. reubs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks everyone. I'm new to mail, so all of these things are brand new to me. Thanks again for your help. I think that might have worked.

    As to the problems with gmail and mail interacting, those of us who use Adium have the same problems connecting to Google chat through that service. It's pretty annoying, but the tech guys are pretty helpless sometimes.

    Thanks again for the help.
     

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