The IMAP command “RENAME” (to --------) failed with server error: Failure.

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  1. philipxz macrumors regular

    philipxz

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    Mac OS X Version 10.5.6
    Mail Version 3.5
    IMAP for Gmail

    I wanted to rename my mailbox name to my Gmail username because I think it looks silly when the sub-mailbox "[Gmail]" is already in a folder named "GMAIL". Don't you think?

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  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    The error means you cannot rename that folder. It is a folder on the server, and must keep that name in order for your email to work.
     
  3. philipxz thread starter macrumors regular

    philipxz

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  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Not really.
     
  5. philipxz thread starter macrumors regular

    philipxz

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    If people had multiple Gmail accounts it would just keep saying [Gmail]? Eek.:eek:
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    It may, I don't have more than 1 account, so I don't know. Mine says [Gmail].
     
  7. brand macrumors 601

    brand

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    You can go into Mail.app Preferences and change the description of the email account and it will be reflected on the sidebar.
     

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