Emails wont delete from 'Mail' app

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kittymeow08, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. kittymeow08 macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2013
    i recently bought a macbook pro and i synced my gmail account with the mail app and whenever i go to delete my messages from my account they all show back up in my inbox the next time i get on the mail app, does anyone have a solution to this?
  2. Buckaye macrumors member

    Jul 5, 2013
    There is a setting under mail - preferences - mailbox behavior

    you can unclick "store deleted messages on the server"

    then I think it will delete your messages off the server so they don't download again.

    Basically by default you are only deleting messages off your local machine - so each time you log on it's pulling them down again...

    at least that's my guess :)
  3. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a


    Aug 7, 2011
    The key setting is to check/enable Preferences -> Accounts -> [Gmail Account] -> Mailbox Behaviors -> "Move deleted messages to the Trash mailbox"

    I don't think this is enabled by default, which means when you hit "delete" it is actually archiving the email in your "All Mail" folder instead of actually moving it into the trash.

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