Mac mail client gmail question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by wannabelean, Apr 28, 2014.

  1. wannabelean macrumors 6502

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    How do I disable the downloading of all mail? I would like to download email from only one folder/label from my gmail account.

    TIA
     
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    If you don't mind not seeing the other folders (labels) then you can go to your Gmail webmail and Settings>Labels and uncheck "Show in IMAP" for the folders you don't want.
     
  3. r0k macrumors 68040

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    One thing I did was to "archive" older email in gmail. It's still searchable in the gmail web interface if I pick "all mail" instead of "inbox." Apple Mail on OSX, Airmail on OSX and Mail on my iPhone and iPad work MUCH better with my email over 1 year old archived. At first I liked having search bring up stuff from 2001, but I began to realize I almost never needed anything more than a few months old and when I did, I didn't mind going to gmail web interface to find it.

    Thanks for this tip. I looked and indeed it is there under settings. I might have gotten away with simply unchecking "show in IMAP" for labels I had put on older mail. For now, using gmail's "archive" feature has improved gmail performance on every platform I use, but I'll keep this method in mind as well.
     
  4. wannabelean thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This works. Thank you BrianBaughn
     

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