Mail + GMail spam

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by CBX, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. CBX macrumors regular

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    Hi:

    Is it possible to access gmail spam via Mail.

    A number of emails (which are not spam) haven't been downloaded to Mail as they end up in the gmail spam folder. I can see these files using the gmail web application and release them from the spam folder and then download them to Mail but this surely cant be they right way?

    I dont want to keep having to log into gmail (web application) i would rather be able to manage my email via Mail. Is this possible?

    By the way im using POP if that makes a difference?
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    I don't think so, but IMAP on my iTouch does allow you to view Spam.
     
  3. clevin macrumors G3

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    maybe not helpful in your situation, but thunderbird allows you to view all the folders in your gmail account.
     
  4. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Is that POP or IMAP?
     
  5. clevin macrumors G3

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    imap
     

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  6. thenetstud macrumors member

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    I have used both POP and IMAP GMail in Mail.

    Only IMAP has given me the opportunity to see my GMail SPAM folder.

    Basically any folders you have in the GMail webmail will come into your Mail app.
     
  7. CBX thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cheers for the reply's.

    Sounds like to carry on using Mail i will have to change over to IMAP...

    Are there any advatages/disadvantages between POP and IMAP?

    Will I have to back my mails up I have downloaded before swapping from POP to IMAP?
     
  8. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    If Thunderbird is IMAP that explains it ;). IMAP has the advantage that if the email is read it goes back to the server, but if the server loses all your email the IMAP client can wipe your email.
     
  9. jw nyc macrumors 6502a

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    Is there a way to prevent GMail IMAP from downloading the spam folder in mail!?
     

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