Apple Mail has two inboxes for one GMAIL account?

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  1. blueprint1983 macrumors 6502

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    I've synced my Gmail account with my Apple mail account but I'm seeing two inboxes.

    One called Gmail Inbox and the other called a Inbox.

    The weird part is that if I get one e-mail message, it shows that I have two- one e-mail that is duplicated that goes to both inboxes.

    Is there a way to avoid this duplication behavior?
     
  2. blueprint1983 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Can you post a screen shot of what you're seeing?
     
  4. kevo0822 macrumors 6502

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    I'm assuming it's something like this... Where Gmail has it's own inbox at the top, but also an additional "folder" or something down below. The reason I find this so annoying is that the "folder" regularly displays an unread message count whenever I receive a message on my Gmail account... but it doesn't update that message count if I read the message in my regular inbox. I have to navigate through the "folder" into my Gmail- All Messages folder to get it to update with the server and realize that I've read the message. It's really annoying.

    Hopefully that made sense...
     

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  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If you had read the information in the link I posted, you would see the instructions:
    Picture 1.jpg
    You don't have duplicate inboxes. The Inbox at the top is your Mail Inbox, which can collect mail from multiple mail accounts (Tufts, Gmail) into one Inbox. You can click on each subfolder (Tufts, Gmail) to see the mail in only that account's Inbox. The folders below show the folders for each account. It's not duplicating the messages. If you delete a message from your Gmail Inbox, it disappears from the Mail Inbox, the Gmail subfolder display, and the Gmail "All Mail" below.

    As for the message count issue, the message count will update properly, but it may take a few syncs with the Gmail server before it does. If you're patient or only look at the main Inbox at the top, the message count won't be a problem.

    Set up properly, the boxes will look like this:
     

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  6. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    Mine is a little different.
     

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  7. thithi macrumors newbie

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    did you create a folder called GMail at any time?
     
  8. kevo0822 macrumors 6502

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    Nope. It just automatically created them when I added my GMail account.

    So from what I understand, the folders at the bottom are part of Mail's functionality... meaning that I can't remove them. That's okay, I guess. I'll just ignore the message count that shows up next to it (it does go away eventually... unless I go through the folders and read the "unread" messages myself, it usually takes an hour or two to realize that the messages have already been read).
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Did you follow the instructions I posted for the Sent, Drafts, Trash and Junk folders? If you do, the messages in the Gmail folders will be included in the Mail folders at the top.
     
  10. JaymeNYC macrumors newbie

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    dont mean to bump an old thread, but My mailboxes currently look like this

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    is there anything to get rid of Gmail A/G/M/G so everything is just showing above where Inboxes/Sent/Trash/Junk is?
     

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