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    mail.app help
    i attempted to set up mail.app to access my gmail through pop, but couldnt seem to configure it properly. i ended up recieving a copy of an email sent to my @mac account in my gmail inbox. almost like it was forwarding mail sent to my @mac to my gmail. i deleated the gmail inbox from mail.app to run the two addresses independantly, but it has had no effect.

    any emails sent to my @mac.com account also turn up in my gmail inbox.

    please help....very confused
    rhys

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    G'day rhysbartels & welcome to Mac-Forums ... it's great to have another aussie onboard. Hope you stick around.

    I take it you only have the .mac.com account in Mail.app? I'm not sure what account the @mac is ... at first I thought it was your .mac email address until you mentioned the @mac.com, so that's a little bit confusing for me ...

    The emails to your .mac address should still be on the mac server (you could log into the webmail and check) so if you go ahead and delete that account from Mail.app then hopefully that would sort this out.

    It seems you have configured things locally to forward you emails to your gmail account instead of the other way around.

    If I knew what the difference between your @mac account and your @mac.com account then I would be happier in advising you.

    Any .mac mail account you delete locally (on your mac) you can just create it again and then Mail.app should sync with the Apple server and download all your emails again .... But first you need to go to .mac website, log in to your email acct and just check that the originals are still there or deleting your Mail.app accounts will result in the loss of all your email.

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    thanks for the speedy reply martin.... and yes it is good to discuss things with another aussie! sorry about the confusion. i will summarise my issue again (hopefully more successfully this time)

    i recently bought a .mac subscription, with it i got a new email address, i shall refer to it as rhys@mac.com.
    i currently have a gmail, which i will refer to as rhys@gmail.com

    i now want to start using the mail.app as my email client to handle both rhys@mac.com and rhys@gmail.com. i tried to follow some instructions that would set up my rhys@mac.com to send a copy to gmail, for utilisation of the free gmail space for backup purposes, but got lost and decided for now i would just run mail.app for rhys@mac.com. i deleated rhys@gmail.com from mail.app, and removed the rules i had attached.

    now any mail sent to rhys@mac.com, turns up in both my rhys@mac.com, and rhys@gmail.com, even though in the mail.app program there are no rules to define this.

    i will have a look at rhys@mac.com webmail to see if i can find a setting or rule that is causing me grief

    cheers
    rhys

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    ok just found it lol.....
    i just realised that mail.app is still just a client for rhys@mac.com, whereas the webmail is the nuts and bolts of the account. this is where you set up the actual account, not just the incoming/outgoing data in mail.app

    cheers for the heads up martin
    rhys

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    Glad you sorted things out quickly Rhys!

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