Mail deletes all mail off server

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Ron Shultz, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. Ron Shultz macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2009

    Why does Mail delete my email off the server when I do not have "Remove copy from server after retrieving" selected?

    I am using a gmail account.

    Thanks in advance,

  2. squeabs macrumors newbie


    Dec 22, 2008
    United States
    You may have to go into your gmail account settings. It may be surrendering your inbox to mail. I don't know for sure, but you could give it a try.
  3. Lanbrown macrumors 6502a

    Mar 20, 2003
    Yep, it is a setting in Gmail. You need to go to settings and then tell Gmail to keep a copy on the server.

    To the OP. The default for POP is to delete mail after it is downloaded to the client. What you should do is enable IMAP and use it and if you set it to keep a copy on the server, when you delete it in the Mail application, it will just archive it. So you will not see it anymore in the inbox when using a browser. Also, if you archive it using a browser, when Mail syncs, it will remove it from the inbox on the mail app as well You also get all of your labels as folders in the Mail application as well.

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