How to use Gmail on Mail?

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  1. untypoed, Apr 9, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2011

    untypoed macrumors member

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    In the Mac OSX Leopard Mail app.. when I try to use my Gmail account, I get very, very old emails dating 2005-2007..

    This has been doing it with every attempt. What exactly could I be doing wrong? Could someone give me step by step instructions on how to do this?
     
  2. untypoed thread starter macrumors member

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  3. msjones macrumors 6502

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    I have this issue a few times when using pop3.

    I find it much easier to use imap as I sync mail in my mac and iPhone and a message is always backed up n my Gmail account. To do this enable imp in your Gmail settings and then setup mail to sync to gmail using imap protocol.
     
  4. satcomer, Apr 10, 2011
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  5. untypoed thread starter macrumors member

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    Search Google?
    The thought never occurred to me. :eek:

     
  6. mikes63737 macrumors 65816

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    As others have said, try using IMAP instead of POP. The first link posted by satcomer has your answer.

    Hint: searching for set up gmail in mac mail leopard in Google gives this result as the first link. Try harder next time? :)
     

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