Apple Mail-how to get rid of all of the "GMAIL" imap folders that show in the left?

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  1. macrumors 65816

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    Mar 21, 2009
    #1
    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.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2007
    #2
    In advanced account Preferences, change IMAP Path Prefix to "[Gmail]" (no quotes)
     
  3. macrumors member

    raygungirl

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    Jun 14, 2009
    Location:
    Orange, CA
    #3
    Awesome, that worked! Thank you!
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

    penter

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2006
    #4
    ARE YOU SERIOUS???
    so easy. but i would have never figured it out, thanks
    whats the point of having all those folders anyway?
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

    penter

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2006
    #5
    Wait a sec...
    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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