gmail + Mail

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by OrangeCuse44, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. OrangeCuse44 macrumors 65816

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    Can all existing gmail messages be imported into Mail?
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    yes, but you'll have to fool around with the settings in GMail when you set up the POP access.
     
  3. Soton Speed macrumors member

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    Look at the Forwarding and POP access pane in the settings of your Gmail account.
     
  4. CEAbiscuit macrumors 6502a

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  5. ljump12 macrumors 6502

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    Why use mail when you can just usr gmail --- gmail rocks hard
     
  6. shawsinio macrumors regular

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    Gmail is good, but having your inbox on your desktop can't be beaten. Even with Gmail notifier, you still then have to log in when you have recieved a message. With mail, it alerts you when you get mail, and then with 1 click your in your inbox, and can send away! I never bothered with Mail.app untill a few weeks back, and now I wonder how i lived without it!

    shawsinio
     
  7. CEAbiscuit macrumors 6502a

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    Not to mentiion you can actually compose a draft of a message without being connected to the internet. The synching of the address book is key also- you can also synch the google calendar with iCal... again, complete access offline and a total view of all calendars.
     
  8. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    What do you use to sync your address book?

    I wish there were an easy way to sync gmail's labels and rules down to mail.app.

    Like when I get a forum reply on gmail, it pops it over to a label called "Forums" and archives it, so it's not in my Inbox, but shows as unread in the "Forums" folder thingie...
     
  9. Agurri macrumors 6502

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    If I had only gmail as an email, I would not use mail ... but having gmail email, college email, ISP email and .mac email ... having them in 1 application is wonderful ... the only thing missing is hotmail .. but doesnt work if you dont get the "premium" 30 bucks a year rip-off ... :cool:
     
  10. OrangeCuse44 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    importing to Mail worked like magic. thanks for the help!
     
  11. thenewguy macrumors regular

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    when you do this the mail no longer exists in your Gmail web client, right? it only exists in Mail on your local computer?
     
  12. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    It's your choice. You can choose to either have no web copy or you can choose to keep 'em. (I keep them that way I can free up space on my computer HD and have backups in case I accidentally delete something I want.)
     
  13. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    I can't figure out a way to keep Mail.app in sync with gmail, and vice-versa.

    I got Mail.app to download my gmail (and leave a copy on gmail, so when I'm at work I can see all of my emails thru the gmail web interface), but if I delete anything in Mail.app, it doesn't delete off of gmail. Le Sigh. heh
     
  14. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    that's the disadvantage of POP... it's a one way affair
     
  15. Yoda47 macrumors newbie

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    If you want to get information out of a message, and don't have an internet connection handy.
     
  16. PYR0M310N macrumors 6502a

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    i still think its better to have emails on your desktop so you don't have to log in, but when do you not have an internet connection?
     
  17. Yoda47 macrumors newbie

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    If I'm taking my laptop somewhere where there isn't one. (For example, a grandparent's house, or say, 30,000 feet up in an airplane...)
     

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