Mail downloads spam from Gmail

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mattwrit, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. mattwrit macrumors member

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    I've set-up Mail to work with Gmail via IMAP, but it downloads all the endless spam messages and puts it into an automatically-created 'Spam' folder.

    Does this not defeat the object? Surely I'm simply downloading all the viruses etc. onto my computer?
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Enable Advanced IMAP controls (Labs) and untick the Spam folder from being downloaded.
     
  3. mattwrit thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi - thanks for that.

    I've found Advanced IMAP (by Jamie N in Labs) but can't find where to untick the spam folder.
     

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  5. Salmar macrumors regular

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    I know the answer is on the gmail web site to correct that. I had the same problem when I put an imap gmail account into Mac mail. The answer is in labs or labels in the gmail web site, I just can't remember where right now, but the solution is in there because it worked for me.
     

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