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    Mac Mail & Googlemail account
    Hi all,

    I have just added my google account to Snow Leopards Mail application. I did it via the automatic process whereby I just enter my email and password and Mail does the rest...

    Its working fine in the context of downloading emails and showing the correct folder structure, however my question is this....

    Is it possible for Mail to be configured so any changes I make in Mail are reflected Googlemail account - i.e. totally syncing them. I noticed it does not do this when I tidied up my inbox and put mail in folders; the Googlemail account online was unchanged!

    Hope you can help, thanks in advance

    Matthew

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    I think Mail sets up Gmail as a POP account by default. Try this:

    - Open Mail preferences, go to accounts and delete your Gmail account there
    - Set up Gmail according to these instructions instead: Apple Mail 3.0 - Gmail Help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aptmunich View Post
    I think Mail sets up Gmail as a POP account by default.
    Not sure this is correct. All my Gmail accounts are set up as IMAP and not POP . . . The live account i have is POP but not Gmail

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    Quote Originally Posted by TattooedMac View Post
    Not sure this is correct. All my Gmail accounts are set up as IMAP and not POP . . . The live account i have is POP but not Gmail

    Cheers
    Hi, just checked and can confirm it is an IMAP account

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    Quote Originally Posted by TattooedMac View Post
    Not sure this is correct. All my Gmail accounts are set up as IMAP and not POP . . . The live account i have is POP but not Gmail

    Cheers
    Ah, thanks for the correction! I seem to remember that Mail used to default to setting Gmail up with POP… must have changed at some point!

    Quote Originally Posted by matttnt1
    Is it possible for Mail to be configured so any changes I make in Mail are reflected Googlemail account - i.e. totally syncing them. I noticed it does not do this when I tidied up my inbox and put mail in folders; the Googlemail account online was unchanged!
    But if it's IMAP, then it should already be doing this…

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