gmail imap in the new mail

excalibur313

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jun 7, 2003
779
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Cambridge, MA
I have gmail and I really dislike in leopard mail when I use imap how it will send copies of what I am writing every few seconds. I took maybe 5 minutes to write this one email, for example, and it shows up as having sent 30 messages to the person, when it is possible that I didnt send it to her at all if I discarded it. I just find it extremely confusing and I am not sure if there is a way to fix it.
Thanks,
Stephen

PS- Wow! Thank you so much, that site is amazing.
 

siren77

macrumors member
Oct 11, 2007
47
0
Turn off auto-save drafts? I don't use Mail personally, but I would think another solution would be to point the drafts folder to the gmail/drafts folder.
 

rogersmj

macrumors 68020
Sep 10, 2006
2,158
0
Indianapolis, IN
You need to properly identify for Mail which GMail IMAP folder is for drafts, which is for spam, etc. Follow the applicable instructions here:

http://5thirtyone.com/archives/862

I've lost track of how many times I've posted that link now :) I followed those steps and all my GMail stuff winds up in the right folders.
 

jawiggins10

macrumors newbie
Nov 6, 2007
11
0
I cant get my imap setup to send at all. It recieves fine. I have checked the settings on the gmail website and dont see a problem. Can someone tell me whats up and/or the magic secret? Its really irritating bc it works on my iphone just fine.
 

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