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    Apple Mail/Gmail Problem
    I've just set up an imap Gmail account in Apple Mail but I'm running into an annoying little problem. On the left hand menu-bar there is listed both "Mailboxes," which includes the inbox, sent, etc.. but also "Gmail" So whenever I receive a message or send one, both my 'Inbox' under "Mailboxes" and the 'All Mail' folder under "Gmail" light up as having received a new message. I'd like to shut off the "Gmail" box somehow, or find a way to keep it from lighting up each time I receive a message. Hope someone can help! Thanks

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    you need to disable it.

    go to Preferences under the "Mail" menu (or cmd + , )

    Accounts > Advanced > Uncheck "Enable this account"

    That should do it

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    Quote Originally Posted by NateL View Post
    you need to disable it.

    go to Preferences under the "Mail" menu (or cmd + , )

    Accounts > Advanced > Uncheck "Enable this account"

    That should do it
    That would disable the entire gmail account…

    I think it's just a Gmail IMAP quirk you'll have to live with:
    Gmail has an Inbox AND an "All Mail" mailbox, sort of a "everything you've ever looked at" mailbox. That's just the way they designed their service.

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    Thanks - yea, I tried to disable it and it closed everything up...

    no worries, thanks for the help

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