Remove [Gmail] IMAP folder from Mail.app

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Caleb531, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. Caleb531 macrumors 6502

    Caleb531

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    I am currently using a Gmail IMAP setup in Mail.app. Everything is working great, and with a Gmail Labs feature called Advanced IMAP Settings, I have hidden all of the main Gmail folders, like All Mail and Starred. I've already integrated folders like Sent and Trash with Mail.app's mailboxes.

    Because of these, the [Gmail] folder in my account is completely empty. I now wish to remove it from the sidebar, since I don't need it there. How can I accomplish this?
     
  2. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    Set imap folder prefix in settings to [Gmail]. This will set [Gmail] as your root folder.
     
  3. daneoni macrumors G4

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    I dunno the answer but how do you integrate Trash & Sent?
     
  4. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Highlight the "Sent" folder, then go to Mailbox->Use Mailbox for -> Sent and the mailbox will magically move up towards the top of the sidebar.

    Repeat for Trash, Drafts, etc.
     
  5. Caleb531 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I tried that, but all my Labels dissapeared. I still need access to those.

    EDIT: I got them back. I just had to remove the prefix. But is there any way to do this and keep my labels?
     
  6. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Thanks
     
  7. cosmokanga2 macrumors 6502a

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    How do you then "Archive" emails, like in the web interface of Gmail? Linking the folders is great, however if I delete a message from my mailbox, it goes to the trash.
     
  8. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Deleting the email only deletes it from the Inbox. If you go back to gmail.com you'll see that it is still listed in the All Mail folder, which is exactly what Archiving is, it only shows up in the 'All Mail' folder.
     
  9. devburke Guest

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    Not if you send it to Gmail’s Trash. If you want to be able to archive like Gmail does, don’t map the Trash folder.
     
  10. garpro macrumors newbie

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    How to completely remove gmail from mail

    It seems many have devoted a lot of time explaining the best way to use gmail with mac mail, but I can't find any advice on how to completely remove my gmail account from mac mail. I have already remove the account, but I still see all the email files in the library. How do I completely remove all traces of my gmail account including the near 10,000 emails it downloaded from my gmail account? I don't want that stuff using hard drive space. Thanks in advance!:rolleyes:
     

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