How to Delete Mail on Server with Mail.app & Gmail Issues

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ScKaSx, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. ScKaSx macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi All,

    This is an additional question from one of my earlier posts. First of all, I am using Mail.app to see 3 of my email accounts (Gmail, Yahoo, Other) and I have two main issues left unresolved:

    (1) Is there a way to set up Mail.app to delete mail off the server. In other words if I delete a message on Mail.app from my laptop, and I login to Mail.app on my desktop the deleted message will still show up since it hasn't been erased from the server. This is EXTREMELY annoying if you are running Mail.app on more than one computer!

    (2) In my Gmail account, for some reason, when I send messages a copy is sent to my inbox by default. This happened after I set up Gmail for multiple computers with the use of 'recent:' (see earlier post http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=363209).

    Thanks and any help with these issues is greatly appreciated

    Cheers,
    ScKaSx
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #2
    There should be an option in the Accounts pane of Mail's Preferences that deletes the email from the servers once you've deleted it in Mail. Sorry mate, I'm not quite sure what your second question is asking. :eek:
     
  3. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

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    #3
    I don't know the answer to question (2) either but it may be of interest to know that the contents of your mail servers can be viewed by typing cmd-I in Mail. E-mail can be deleted from the server using this window. AFAIK, this feature of Mail is undocumented.
     

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