Use Gmail "All Mail" mailbox as Trash in

Discussion in 'macOS' started by badlydrawnboy, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. badlydrawnboy macrumors 65816

    Oct 20, 2003
    I want to set up my Gmail IMAP account in so that when I hit the delete key in, the message gets archived permanently (in the All Mail folder).

    What's the best way to do this? Should I select the "All Mail" folder and then choose "Use this Mailbox for Trash"?
  2. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    You can, but make sure to first set "Permanently erase deleted messages" to "Never". Otherwise Mail can try to empty the "All Mail" folder. Not a good thing.

  3. badlydrawnboy thread starter macrumors 65816

    Oct 20, 2003
    Thanks for the tip.

    I just read on Google's help section that this isn't a good idea. Maybe someone can help me figure this out.

    I want to be able to hit "delete" in and have the message archived in Gmail. I'd like to be able to access/search all of my "All Mail" messages from I'd like all sent messages from (regardless of which account they are sent from - I have several) to be stored in Sent Mail in Gmail.

    How would I set it up this way?
  4. nikrosa macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2007

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