Delete Gmail messages in OSX Mail but they all come back

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by patent10021, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. macrumors 68000

    patent10021

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    I delete Gmail messages in OSX Mail but they all come back from the Gmail servers. I know IMAP doesn't mirror but POP does. So if it's a POP account when you delete a msg in OSX Mail it gets deleted from GMail too right?

    But when you set Gmail up in OSX mail or iOS Mail it's always IMAP settings.

    How can I delete 1000's of Gmail msgs in OSX Mail and have them deleted on the Gmail servers too so that all those messages don't come back again?

    Thanks
     
  2. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    You have it backwards. IMAP syncs all clients with the server. POP doesn't.

    How-to: Proper Gmail IMAP for iPhone & Apple Mail
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 68000

    patent10021

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    ok well that's more of a problem then because It's IMAP and they're all coming back.
     
  4. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Check your settings, referencing the link I posted. Make sure you're not leaving deleted items on the server.
     

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