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

    Aug 16, 2008
    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,
  2. Miesmacher thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2008

    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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