GMail IMAP Spam & Mail.app

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jw nyc, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. jw nyc macrumors 6502a

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    With the amount of spam that I get in my GMail IMAP account, it slows down the rest of the processes with mail.app. Is there a way to make the program get all email BESIDES the spam folder? Basically just not download the spam email? PLEASE help!
     
  2. JSchwage macrumors 6502a

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    I've been wondering about this too. I'd love to know if there is a solution to this.
     
  3. jw nyc thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    NOBODY has been able to stop the spam folder from being downloaded!?!?
     
  4. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    I don't think "not downloading an IMAP folder" is an option in Mail.app. Which is pretty ridiculous, even Windows Mail in Vista allows for this. Apple really should add the option. I just want it so it doesn't download the (even larger) "All Mail" folder.
     
  5. Altair89 macrumors newbie

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    Wow... so that's it? No solution. Ouch........ ouch. This will actually turn me away from using Mail.app.
    Sad.
     
  6. alpharuin macrumors newbie

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    I reverted back to POP3 because of this, I don't want my email application to download the freakin' spam folder.

    Has anyone found a fix for IMAP?
     
  7. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    Bump.

    Another one looking for a solution. For the initial IMAP setup, I just deleted all the spam in my Gmail spam folder. But I'd really like Mail to NOT download future spam. Is this a Mail limitation, or a Gmail limitation? I'm assuming Mail, which means it may never get fixed.

    If anyone has come up with a solution, I'd love to hear it!
     
  8. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    I would love a solution to this as well... someone must know!
     
  9. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    I'd like to know too, I guess you could just set gmail to delete spam immediatly, but then if there's the off chance you get something important in your spam it'd be gone. I think I'm going to set it to do that though sence I never even look in my spam folder.
     
  10. auggie2k macrumors member

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    Does it download your trash too? Because I may have the solution if it doesn't...
     
  11. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    I'm not actually sure. The Gmail account I synced didn't have anything in the trash (it was all in All Mail). I would guess it does, though, since there is a Gmail Trash folder in Mail now.
     
  12. auggie2k macrumors member

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    Well then just in case, try this for me.

    In Gmail, go to Settings > Filters > Create a New Filter.

    In the criteria for "Has the Words:" type in "is:spam". Then click next...

    Now check the boxes "Skip the Inbox" and "Delete It" and finally click "Create Filter".

    Now all of your Spam will miss the Spam Folder itself and go to the Trash. Handy in Gmail itself if the Spam counter annoys the hell out of you :)
     
  13. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    That's actually a very interesting solution. I'll see if it works.
     
  14. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    Well it still shows up in my trash folder of my gmail account with mail.app too bad :(
     
  15. Nero Wolfe macrumors regular

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    I had the same troubles with Gmail and Spam/Trash. I ended up just forwarding my inbox to my .Mac (er, MobileMe) account and now I just use that for my Mac/iPhone mail. Same with my Yahoo and school accounts.

    Essentially, Gmail is my public address/filter and my Apple account is my single access point. Works pretty good.
     
  16. sonicslp macrumors newbie

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    I know this thread is a little old, but it's one of the first that comes up in a google search. For those who stumble upon this thread in the future, this is how you remove the spam folder from gmail IMAP (it works, I've tested it)

    From: http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20080915174303761

     
  17. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    wow, thanks a lot! been waiting for a solution for this.
     
  18. Wicker macrumors regular

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    Excellent! Thanks very much for this
     
  19. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    Thank you very much! The is exactly what I was looking for!
     

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