Weird Gmail Send Mail Problem

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by gendaito, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. gendaito macrumors member

    Aug 4, 2009
    I have gmail set up on my mac & iphone as IMAP. Works great, except for a weird deal whenever I send mail. After the email has been sent, if I go to trash, I'll find multiple copies of the sent email sitting there. I.E.- today I sent a single email(not a reply), and there were 16, yes 16 copies of that sent email in my trash. There was only one copy in the sent mail folder. It's a pain deleting all this stuff. Anyone have any ideas as to what might be going on? Everything else works the way it should.
  2. musiqzuki macrumors member

    Oct 30, 2008
    I've got the same problem.

    I don't know if this has to do with the Snow Leopard upgrade. I don't think so...

    When I delete the multiple sent mail that goes to the trash box, it make my Gmail reply number go up when I check it in

    This is really messed up.

    I don't know if I'm actually sending multiple emails to my friends then.
  3. EJ123 macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2009
    Same problem in Lion

    And Now Aug. 2011, same problem in Lion. I am using gmail and
  4. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a


    Apr 26, 2011


    Do NOT save sent messages on the server. If your client is sending mail
    through Gmail's SMTP2 server, your sent messages will be automatically
    copied to the [Gmail]/Sent Mail folder.

    DO save draft messages on the server. If you want your drafts in your mail
    client to sync correctly with Gmail's web interface, set your client to save
    drafts to the [Gmail]/Drafts folder.


    Do NOT save deleted messages on the server. Messages that are deleted from
    an IMAP folder (except for those in [Gmail]/Spam or [Gmail]/Trash) only have
    that label removed and still exist in All Mail. Hence, your client doesn't
    need to store an extra copy of a deleted message.

    Do NOT save deleted messages to your [Gmail]/Trash folder because this will
    delete a message in all folders.

    Do NOT save deleted messages to your [Gmail]/All Mail folder as some clients
    will try to empty this folder and ultimately fail. This can lead to delayed
    mail access or excessive battery consumption on a mobile device.

    Junk mail and spam:

    Do NOT enable your client's junk mail filters. Gmail's spam filters also
    work in your IMAP client, and we recommend turning off any additional
    anti-spam or junk mail filters within your client. Your client's filter will
    attempt to download and classify all of your existing messages, which may
    slow down your client until the process is complete.
  5. noodlehead, Dec 27, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2014

    noodlehead macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2008
    Here are the slightly different current suggested settings from Google (from dianeoforegon's link above as of12/2014):

    From the Mail menu, click Preferences > Accounts > Mailbox Behaviors

    Store draft messages on the server > leave unchecked

    Store sent messages on the server > leave unchecked

    Store junk messages on the server > checked
    Delete junk messages when > Never

    Move deleted messages to the Trash mailbox > leave unchecked
    Store deleted messages on the server > leave unchecked
    ***UPDATE: This is Gmail's suggestion, but I could not find deleted messages in my Mail 8.1 trash or deleted messages when I did it, so I went back to keeping both checked.

    Noodlehead note: "Sent", with the paper airplane (Yosemite) will now be empty. Your sent mail will be in "Sent Messages" below Smart Mailboxes under your email address or addresses. I assume sent mail will now not be on the server, which may be a problem. But these are Googles recommendations.

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