Mail App... I need your help.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by luisito, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. luisito macrumors regular

    luisito

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    New to OSX and having a great experience learning this system, definitely I can now see what people meant when I hear they are never going back to Windows, I am now one of them. :)

    But.. I am having little trouble with the Mail app, I do not think is a big of a deal but it is something that definitely nags me around enough to ask for help, you know the kinda pebble inside your shoe that hurts a bit but one can definitely walk and run.

    Gmail and Mail seem to create copies of everything I either receive or sent, including the notes on OSX. I have multiple "All emails" and "Spam" folders and deleting emails from those places is a paint, since i.e., I delete emails from spam, but also reappear on All mail, and when I delete them from all mail they are already again at the spam folder and i do the same thing over and over creating an infinite cycle that could probably end up as the spark that could cause the end of our precious world, definitely something that I do not look forward to.

    I've been reading different guides on the web but I think I am looking for a hardcore level guide. You know, the kind that has everything and obviously would require a higher understanding that the average user.

    So if you know of any good and complete guides, please hit me up posting the link on this thread, or if you have any suggestions, or would like to give me hand with this and take it a challenge, I would definitely not mind, I can post screenshots and whatever not.
     
  2. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68030

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    The basic setting that will change this is:

    Mail > Preferences > Accounts (select GMail) > Advanced: Keep copies of messages for offline viewing (drop-down menu). The option you most likely want is "Don't keep copies of any messages."

    GMail automatically keeps copies of all your mail, very much like the typical corporate email server. So, you can either duplicate all that stuff on your computer, or simply connect to GMail to read what's stored there. The only issue is offline viewing.
     
  3. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Picking nits but a corporate email server doesn't keep email for offline viewing. The client might but not the server. The server houses the actual mail account.
     
  4. luisito thread starter macrumors regular

    luisito

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    Does the MBA act as the server? Is the MBA housing everything?

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    I am a bit skeptical about this, since it won't be able to register/identify junk mail and I do get a moderate amount of junk.

    Will definitely try it out, thanks mate. :)
     
  5. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68030

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    Just the opposite. GMail acts as the server, GMail houses everything. Your computer is a client.
     
  6. luisito, Jun 27, 2013
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    luisito thread starter macrumors regular

    luisito

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    If the computer is the client, wouldn't the information be stored on Gmail then? Every single email got downloaded from gmail.


    By the way, I removed a couple of folders from IMAP through the Gmail settings using a browser, I got rid of Spam, All mail, Drafts, trash.. this seems to alleviate my main concern, I still need to observe how gmail itself behaves with this change, it may benefit Mail, but it may create a mess on Gmail itself.

    The picture is from Gmail through Safari.
     

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