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Mail.app & Gmail: Duplicate mails


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Hey all,

After running some diagnostics tools to save up on precious diskspace, I had to confirm what I previously only suspected.

For some reason, my Mail.app downloads all Mails from GMail (IMAP) at least twice. Now, I believe that the issue is caused by the fact that both the "Inbox" folder and the "All Mails" folder are being synchronized over the IMAP. Obviously, all mails in the Inbox, or the Sent box, or whichever other mail folder, are also in "All Mails". This resulting in duplicate downloads and a waste of space (and time).

I could however not find an option to delete the "All Mails" tag in Gmail, nor could I find an option in Mail.app to only synchronize what I need synchronized (I want my Inbox, Sent, Trash, Spam and Drafts to be similar across my Gmail account and my Mail.app)

Does anyone have a solution to this problem?

Thanks in advance.
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Google have 'recommend settings for IMAP that should help you stop this.

Recommended IMAP client settings - Gmail Help

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Google have 'recommend settings for IMAP that should help you stop this.

Recommended IMAP client settings - Gmail Help
Hmm, as far as I can tell, my settings match those... guess I'll have to dig some deeper to see where things go wrong.
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I don't think you can avoid this happening when using the IMAP setup rather than POP. It supposedly is a "feature" thinking that you would want to synchronize mail across all your accounts and hardware.

I know it's a pain and what I do is just go through every once in awhile and delete the dupes. I don't get all that much mail, so me for it's not really a bother.

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I don't think you can avoid this happening when using the IMAP setup rather than POP. It supposedly is a "feature" thinking that you would want to synchronize mail across all your accounts and hardware.

I know it's a pain and what I do is just go through every once in awhile and delete the dupes. I don't get all that much mail, so me for it's not really a bother.

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Well its not so much a feature as just simply an impossibility to get it setup correctly. It is unfortunately not possible to delete duplicates without removing them from the Inbox, which I don't like.
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