Will Apple Mail delete all messages in my gmail account?

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  1. Euro-Canadian macrumors newbie

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    I had a hotmail account and about a month ago apple mail deleted all my messages from the hotmail account, therefore I am unable to access any of them from anywhere else except my mac.

    I learned that that was due to me leaving the box "remove copy from server after retrieving a message." Now I fixed that and moved to gmail, as I was able to upload all hotmail messages to my gmail account through tuhunderbird.

    Since I am not a big fan of Thunderbird as it is giving me some password issues, today I set up the gmail imap (I think) accunt on my apple mail, but there is no box "remove copy from server after retrieving a message" for gmail in prefrences, just for hotmail.

    Now I am scared, will apple mail delete all my messages from the gmail server, and if it will, how do I prevent it from doing so?

    Thank You
    Viktor
     
  2. lucifiel macrumors 6502a

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    No. because if you do it by IMAP you're not "pulling" the messages off the server per se, you're kinda updating as you go.

    So if you delete a message in the Mail app, the message will be marked as Trash on Gmail's servers, etc.

    Here's a good guide on how to set up IMAP properly though: Click
     
  3. Euro-Canadian thread starter macrumors newbie

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