Need some macmail help!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Drecca, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. Drecca macrumors regular

    Aug 30, 2010
    Hey Guys,

    For the life of me, I'm going a bit crazy. I've recently started using Mac mail to go along with using the Mail app in both iPad and iPhone instead of gmail for all 3. But 2 things bug me that I can't seem to figure out :

    Labels! I know they're folders on Apple Mail. How can I set an email to be in multiple folders like using labels in gmail? I can use "copy to" but then it still leaves it in my Inbox, so I need to delete the original. Is there some easier way I'm missing? Is there some way to see what "labels" are already on a message?

    I ask as I use email A LOT throughout a day, with over 100 folders (labels in gmail) and while I love the Apple Mail UI, there's some stuff I miss about gmail already.

    Second thing. Is there some way to set reply-all as the default behavior when replying to messages? I can't find it in preferences unless I'm glossing over it by mistake.

    Thanks in advance for your help!
  2. TinHead88, Jul 4, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2012

    TinHead88 macrumors regular


    Oct 30, 2008
    You can put a button for reply to all in the toolbar but I don't think there's a way to make it default to that.

    Gmail does things its own way. It sounds like you're quite invested in the gmail way so I'm sorry to tell you that Apple Mail will probably never be a great solution for you. There's a lot of workarounds to make Mail play nicely with Gmail and I personally don't think it's worth it.

    I'd say you're better off using the web version of Gmail.

    I've made my Gmail (along with several other accounts) forward all mail to iCloud which has become my unified email service. I now have IMAP working smoothly and consistently on all my devices.
  3. jojoba macrumors 68000

    Dec 9, 2011
    Try Sparrows, it's a good alternative to mac mail if you're using gmail. They have a free version.
  4. spaziobds macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2011
    I'm just using a Gmail address with apple mail. Gmail labels appear as folders in apple mail. in apple mail you just move a message from the inbox into the folder and in gmail it gets "labeled"
  5. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Sparrow really does handle Gmail and its labels very well.

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