Gmail IMAP problem: Local "Sent" folder is empty

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Miesmacher, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Miesmacher macrumors newbie

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    Aug 16, 2008
    #1
    Hi all,

    after years of POP3 I finally switched to IMAP last week. After days of downloading my stuff from Gmail, everything now runs nicely. Sort of.

    I miss my sent files. Online I can see them in Gmail's "Sent" folder, but locally I only get those posts I sent after switching to IMAP. I have no folder which shows those 9,000 sent posts I see online.

    Can I restart downloading the sent mails? Has anybody got an idea?

    Thanks a lot,
    Thorsten
     
  2. Miesmacher thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Aug 16, 2008
    #3
    Hi,

    thanks for your help. When going through these steps I realized that I having two Gmail-Accounts IMAPping to my OSX Mail, I had set both to "IMAP Prefix: Gmail" and the two SENT folders got mixed somehow.

    I re-setup my main account, works fine now. Now I have to find out how those IMAP prefixes work before setting up the second account.

    Anyway, big thanks!
     

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