Use Gmail "All Mail" mailbox as Trash in Mail.app?

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  1. badlydrawnboy macrumors 65816

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    I want to set up my Gmail IMAP account in Mail.app so that when I hit the delete key in Mail.app, 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

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    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.

    jW
     
  3. badlydrawnboy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    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 Mail.app and have the message archived in Gmail. I'd like to be able to access/search all of my "All Mail" messages from Mail.app. I'd like all sent messages from Mail.app (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

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