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  1. #1

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    Sep 09, 2008
    Switching from Gmail to Mac Mail
    I used Gmail briefly due to problems with my new iMac and Mac Mail but now Mac Mail is working again and I want to return to it. There are no new messages in Mac Mail because all 700 went to Gmail. If I cancel Gmail completely now will I still be able to access those msgs or download them to Mac Mail? And how do I download them if I need to before cancelling?
    - John

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    Member Since
    Jan 27, 2010
    in the land of Oz
    MBP 15" 2.66Ghz C2D 4GB ram 320GB HDD
    Make sure when you flip that you enable forwarding.

    Go into Settings and then pop and forwarding and set pop to push your email to mac mail, or if you use imap you can set that also in the same section

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    Just follow the GMail instructions on the master web page where the setup instructions for GMail are located. Follow the steps they give for using GMail with Mac Mail. It works very well and all your mail will be retained on the GMail server along with downloading to Mac Mail if you desire. You can even set up your mail service as iMap rather than POP when using GMail.


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    Oct 22, 2007
    Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver
    You can rescue all those Gmail messages by connecting Mac Mial to Gmail

    Here's a guide

    Apple Mail 3.0 - Gmail Help
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