GMAIL no longer responding to MAIL application?

Zachary C.

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Jun 29, 2010
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Hi, I have never had a problem before but, recently, my gmail isn't working with the mail application.

I can see sent messages, but the mailbox no longer downloads mail from gmail. My inbox looks empty on the application even but, I logged into gmail on google and all the inbox messages were there.

Anything I can do?
 

McGiord

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Sign in to your Gmail account, disable and then enable the IMAP set up. Try again in your Mac.

If all your messages are online then try rebuilding the Mail database: Mailbox Menu -> rebuild. Then sync.

If you have some messages in Mail and not in your online account you need to do a backup of those from the mail folders: User/Library/Mail/ and then try to rebuild.
 
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crypticlineage

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Jun 24, 2010
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This is off topic, but can someone explain to me what gmail users stand to gain by using Mail? Gmail can do every damn thing that Mail can and then it integrates seamlessly with your iPhone, so why??:rolleyes:
 
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Surely

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crypticlineage said:
This is off topic, but can someone explain to me what gmail users stand to gain by using Mail? Gmail can do every damn thing that Mail can and then it integrates seamlessly with your iPhone, so why??:rolleyes:
Who said anything about the iPhone? This is the Mac Application forum. But even on the iPhone, I use the Mail app.
 
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crypticlineage

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yeah, the iphone reference was irrelevant there. I was basically trying to figure out the need to use Mail when you have gmail.
 
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Surely

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crypticlineage said:
yeah, the iphone reference was irrelevant there. I was basically trying to figure out the need to use Mail when you have gmail.
I have multiple email accounts (including multiple gmail accounts) and I am able to access them all in one place using the Mail app.

Even if I only had one gmail account, I would still use the Mail app. I like how it's organized.
 
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crypticlineage

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Are you aware that Gmail can import multiple gmail and external pop accounts and you can access them even when you're not on your Mac?
 
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MisterMe

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Are you aware that Gmail can import multiple gmail and external pop accounts and you can access them even when you're not on your Mac?
I think that most Gmail users do. However, Mail is a much better tool for dealing with email than a web browser.
 
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crypticlineage said:
Are you aware that Gmail can import multiple gmail and external pop accounts and you can access them even when you're not on your Mac?
Yes, I am.

MisterMe said:
I think that most Gmail users do. However, Mail is a much better tool for dealing with email than a web browser.
^^^This.
 
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