I never had any problems with gmail when it still worked with POP. IMAP=problems. It used to be that all emails were at Gmail's servers, and you downloaded the emails. When you deleted them, they were gone from your computer. Now, with IMAP, it's the other way round. Gmail stores all the mail on my computer. I once deleted the thousands of mails - and the next day they were all back. I have no interest in keeping a copy of every email. I want them gone. I cannot find any preference that says: don't store "all mail" on my computer. Or has anybody found a way to tame IMAP (it installed about 24 mailboxes on my computer, six per email address). It's a mess!