Lion Mail: how to always download mail as unread

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Rostam24, May 15, 2012.

  1. Rostam24 macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys, I hope someone can help me with something inconvenient.

    Recently I've upgraded from Leopard to Lion, and now Mail is behaving differently (and I don't like change :p):
    Previously, it would download all e-mail as unread, until I would actually read it in Mail. This would happen regardless of whether or not I had already read the e-mail on my phone, for instance.

    Now, it closely matches the online record on Gmail: if I read an e-mail on my phone, it downloads the mail as 'read' to Mail. In fact, it works the other way as well: when I tag a 'read' e-mail in Mail as 'unread' (as a reminder to still do something), it also changes the online record in Gmail, meaning that my phone thinks I've got new mail. Quite annoying, actually. How do I separate the two?

    Thanks, hope someone can help out :)
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Sounds like your account is currently set up as IMAP. You'd need to change it to POP to get the behavior you want.
     
  3. Rostam24 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh, how silly of me. Thanks for helping out a newb! :)
     

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