Only one thing I haven't gotten working (1st Mac)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by imahawki, May 1, 2011.

  1. imahawki macrumors 6502a

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    I can't get OSx mail to work. I use gmail but like having a desktop client so that mailto types of things work better. I've tried setting up my gmail account in the OSx mail app twice and when its done it downloads about 130 messages that are VERY old (from 2006ish) and that's it. Nothing new and no more of the thousands of messages I have in gmail. What gives?
     
  2. NorCalLights macrumors 6502a

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    Have you set up your Gmail account for IMAP access?

    http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=81379

    There is a ton of information about setting up Apple Mail with Gmail out there on the interwebs. Try Google if you have specific questions. I'm sure it's been asked before.
     
  3. waynep macrumors 6502

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    It works. There are a lot of site explaining how to set it up.

    I am also using Sparrow Lite and am getting to like it. I may get the full version of Sparrow.
     
  4. imahawki thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. I know how to set up an email client. I've done it dozens of times in Windows. I just can't get it to work.
     

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