Im having a lot of trouble configuring Mail 5.0 (in OS X Lion) to run my Gmail account the way I want. Every guide or suggestions I find seems to contradict the others in at least one way; and none provide much explanation as to why a particular setting should be used. Different uses prefer different behavior so its important to know why. Here are the requirements I hope can be met with Mail. - Dont keep copies of messages for offline viewing. I want messages pulled from the server as I need them. I assume Ive got that one sorted with Accounts > Advanced > Dont keep copies of any messages. - I would like the Delete button and key to move messages to the Bin and only the bin i.e. not All Mail. - I would like the Archive button, and dragging to the All Mail label, to remove the message from the Inbox i.e. I dont want any messages to retain the Inbox and All Mail label. One or the other. - Map everything I can in Mail to its Gmail equivalent i.e. Flagged to Starred, Drafts to Drafts, Sent to Sent, Trash to Bin, Spam to Junk. Currently I can't find a way to do all these things. This is driving me mad so any help would be greatly appreciated!