gmail and iMail

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mrpalmer420, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. mrpalmer420 macrumors regular


    Jan 15, 2008
    I was setting up my new iMac yesterday and when setting up mail i set it up to get my gmail account.

    The problem i had is that it took all the mail out of my folders and put it in my inbox as unread. it also did not import my folders the same way my ipod touch has.

    Any tips.

    Anyone else using gmail in the mail program.
  2. yippy macrumors 68020


    Mar 14, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Did you set it up using POP or IMAP? If you used POP that is the problem as it only downloads mail to the inbox. IMAP will keep all of your folders and read/unread tags.
  3. benzslrpee macrumors 6502


    Jan 1, 2007
    did you set it up as a POP account or IMAP account? from what you're saying it kinda sounds like you POPed it. try using IMAP, there's step-by-step instructions on Google where it tells you how to do it and you'll get the folders/labels and what not that you had.
  4. stateofmind macrumors regular

    Nov 29, 2007
  5. mrpalmer420 thread starter macrumors regular


    Jan 15, 2008
    Can i delete it once i already set it up? If so how?
  6. mackindergarten macrumors 6502

    Feb 21, 2008

    take a look at this Apple document. It should jump start your Mail experience.


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