Mac Mail/Gmail IMAP issues....??

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by BostonBrawler, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. BostonBrawler macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2011
    Just yesterday decided to set up my gmail to function through the Mail app, as an IMAP. Everything was working fine, and all of a sudden:

    The server returned the error: Account exceeded command or bandwidth limits. (Failure)

    Mail is still working on my iPhone, but the mail app on both of my MPB's seems to be having this issue.

    Is it known, does it happen often, and is there a fix?

    Going crazy as I had JUST become accustomed to my new mail interface, setting up my business accounts/signatures/etc!

  2. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a


    Apr 26, 2011
    Gmail has limits on how much you can download in a day. Be sure you uncheck show All Mail in IMAP under Settings > Labels.



    Do NOT save sent messages on the server. If your client is sending mail
    through Gmail's SMTP2 server, your sent messages will be automatically
    copied to the [Gmail]/Sent Mail folder.

    DO save draft messages on the server. If you want your drafts in your mail
    client to sync correctly with Gmail's web interface, set your client to save
    drafts to the [Gmail]/Drafts folder.


    Do NOT save deleted messages on the server. Messages that are deleted from
    an IMAP folder (except for those in [Gmail]/Spam or [Gmail]/Trash) only have
    that label removed and still exist in All Mail. Hence, your client doesn't
    need to store an extra copy of a deleted message.

    Do NOT save deleted messages to your [Gmail]/Trash folder because this will
    delete a message in all folders.

    Do NOT save deleted messages to your [Gmail]/All Mail folder as some clients
    will try to empty this folder and ultimately fail. This can lead to delayed
    mail access or excessive battery consumption on a mobile device.

    Junk mail and spam:

    Do NOT enable your client's junk mail filters. Gmail's spam filters also
    work in your IMAP client, and we recommend turning off any additional
    anti-spam or junk mail filters within your client. Your client's filter will
    attempt to download and classify all of your existing messages, which may
    slow down your client until the process is complete.

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