Mail issues

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dukebound85, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    Mail will NOT let me select IMAP and will go to POP automatically for my gmail acct

    I have the POP disabled in gmail and IMAP enabled. Why is this so difficult

    Is there a way to have the option to select the type of account I want as it is not giving me one like it is supposed to
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

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    Did you follow the instructions for setting up Gmail in Mail as IMAP?
     
  3. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    yes and right after I type my email and pass word, it auto sets up ast POP with no option to change it even when I have POP disabled in my gmail settibgs

    Edit: I have no issue when setting up my other gmail accounts, only this particular one...

    edit: SOLVED....had to go to /Mail/Accounttypes/.com.apple.builtin.mailaccounts and edit the plist to be imap and not pop

    not elegant at all
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

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    This means that something is wrong with your system. However, it is good that you found a workaround.
     

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