MAIL APP. how to delete emails in MAIL & Gmail at the same time???

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dg45, May 12, 2009.

  1. dg45 macrumors regular

    Mar 26, 2009
    Boston MA
    i like using the MAIL app but i have one problem.

    When iam viewing my emails in Mail, and i delete a email in the Mail app,
    how come it doesn't get deleted in my gmail account?
    i hope you understand what iam talking about. let me know if it is confusing

  2. NeXTLoop macrumors member


    Jul 22, 2003
    Unless I'm mistaken, Gmail actively prevents this.
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Mail -> Preferences -> Accounts -> Mailbox Behaviors

    uncheck "Store deleted messages on server"

    this is for IMAP anyway.
  4. BillG07 macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2008
    Couple of things:

    First you need to go into gmail settings while logged in with a web browser. In one of the tabs there is the option to use POP, IMAP, or both types of email. Be sure IMAP is enabled, I do not believe it is by default. I'd recommend disabling POP as there isn't any reason to use it.

    In, you will need to make a new account. On the first page, uncheck the box that says setup account automatically and go through the pages as you would. The incoming server name is "" and the outgoing is "" Use SSL with both and gmail username and password whenever it asks. Hope that helps,

  5. dg45 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 26, 2009
    Boston MA
    thanks BILL

    so i delete my old account in MAIL app. and i did what you told me to do.
    but now in my MAIL app. the indox is empty and on the side bar/MAILBOXES in MAIL app under INBOX/SENT/JUNK/RSS it says GMAIL and my number of emails.
    i try click/open it but i can because it is grayouted/nonactive.
    how come i cant open the gmail mailbox and why are not my emails in the INBOX?
    Did i do something wrong or do i have to do something else?

    please help anyone
    let me know

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