Guys, I got my new iMac and I'm thinking about using Mail.app for the first time, especially to have spotlight look into my emails and email attachments when doing searchs. Right now, I'm using a gmail account (over 6000 total emails, 1GB). All my emails are located in my inbox, I haven't been using tags or custom folders. I'd like all my emails (inbox and sent folders) to be imported into Mail. I also want to use rules/filters into Mail, and create several folders to organize everything. One thing that is important to me is that when I will send an email from Mail.app, I want it to be in my gmail sent folders, and vice versa. - should I use POP or IMAP ? - what is the best strategy to achieve what I want to do with my emails ? - what is the best way to import mails from gmail and keep both clients organized ? - will the filters created under Mail work on gmail ? - if I create the rules/filters after having imported all the emails, can I apply the changes on my inbox ? Thanks for your help and advices.