Notes Won't Delete in Mail

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by wightstraker, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. wightstraker macrumors regular

    Dec 18, 2007
    So I've recently migrated back to Mail after a long hiatus and set up my Gmail account with IMAP. I like Mail 3.0, but one bug could be a deal breaker for me:

    I don't like the notes feature and don't plan to use it. However, there are four mystery notes that keep reappearing in my Reminders. I don't remember creating them, and whenever I delete them they reappear about 5 minutes later. They are all blank and always have the same timestamp, too.

    Where are these notes coming from? Why won't they stay deleted? It's very frustrating.

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  2. powers74 macrumors 68000


    Aug 18, 2008
    At the bend in the river

    Well, unlike you I sort of like the feature, but I am having the same issue; notes I don't want anymore and ghost notes will not delete no matter what. It's very weird, and has kept me from using the feature even though I want to. If I figure it out I'll let you know.

    OK - I think the secret is to log into your gmail account, delete the notes, then go into trash and delete them "permanently" otherwise they will still be in gmail and still show up in notes. I also selected to not store deleted messages on server. I'm not sure this is necessary, so I'll be doing a little more tinkering with settings, but I think getting the things out of gmail is the first step to success!

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