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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by OrangeCuse44, Dec 13, 2006.
Can all existing gmail messages be imported into Mail?
yes, but you'll have to fool around with the settings in GMail when you set up the POP access.
Look at the Forwarding and POP access pane in the settings of your Gmail account.
You will need to select:
Enable POP for all mail (even mail that's already been downloaded)
The setup instructions are at:
It really does work well...
Why use mail when you can just usr gmail --- gmail rocks hard
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!
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.
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...
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 ...
importing to Mail worked like magic. thanks for the help!
when you do this the mail no longer exists in your Gmail web client, right? it only exists in Mail on your local computer?
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.)
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
that's the disadvantage of POP... it's a one way affair
If you want to get information out of a message, and don't have an internet connection handy.
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?
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...)