Delete Gmail messages in OSX Mail but they all come back

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  1. patent10021
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    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. 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. 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. 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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