Mail.app and Gmail IMAP

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Emanuele, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. Emanuele macrumors member

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    HI All,

    I have been using Mail.app on my Macbook Pro, Macbook and iMac, to sync mail from different Gmail accounts....

    Now: let's say I am working on my iMac and delete a bunch of messages, and write new ones... and my macbook pro has not been used for a few days....
    ...well, when I turn on my macbook pro and open mail.app, then all of the messages that I have been receiving and deleting....all get downloaded again and are seen as not read!

    Every single time I start Mail.app I have to wait for 15 minutes for all the messages to download again .etc...

    Of course, now when I go back to my iMac, all those messages show up again in the mailbox! :(

    Any help with this please? I'm going insane!

    Thank you,
    Emanuele
     
  2. chainprayer macrumors 6502a

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    did you check your gmail imap settings? is it set to "immediately expunge" when you delete from your mac?
     
  3. Emanuele thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi!

    yes, it is set to that, I have already checked. For some reason maybe it is not marking the messages as deleted, when moved to the trash?
     
  4. chainprayer macrumors 6502a

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    i know that if i delete a bunch of messages at once i get the little working pinwheel by my gmail account. if i close before thats done my deletions aren't changed. are you deleting a lot of messages then closing right away?

    i solved that one by always using :apple: + W instead of :apple: + Q.
     
  5. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    Take a look in both Mail's and Gmail's preferences.

    Try setting the settings to delete messages from Gmail's server after retrieval.
     
  6. miles01110 macrumors Core

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  7. dorqiekat macrumors 6502a

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    Similar Issue

    Hello everyone, I delete most to all my messages after I read them on Mail BUT I archive my email copies in Gmail. I would like to keep it this way.

    However, when I'm off checking Gmail online and I read and delete junk email... these emails are pushed and marked as new in my Mail app.

    What I'm trying to achieve with Mail is to reflect everything I do on Gmail, but not the other way around. I don't want deleted emails on Mail to reflect on Gmail.

    Is this possible?
     

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