I want to try using Apple Mail and see if it is good for me. When you use IMAP, do you your messages stay synced? For example I check my mail in Mail (lol) and my messages get downloaded to my computer. Now when I click on a mail and read it, the email gets flagged as read on Mail and on the eai server like on gmail. When I delete a message, it gets deleted form Mail and from gmail as well. Basically I use Apple Mail to manipulate my gmail acount.