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Set the Gmail IMAP prefix for better Mail.app usage Apps
What bothered me about the new Gmail IMAP arrangement was having "[Google Mail]" separately in the folder tree, with "all mail" and "starred" from the other folders that correspond to the labels set up on Gmail.

In order to avoid this, first move all the folders you have into the [Google Mail] folder at the top of the sidebar. Then, in the account settings, change the IMAP prefix to read [Google Mail]. Now you should get all the folders at the same level. This affects the labels on the web interface, but I think it looks better in mail.app. By mapping folders using this hint, you get your Mail.app to become a brilliant interface for Gmail.

Of course, all folders that you now create in Mail.app are stored as labels with their name as [Google Mail]/Folder Name, but as I personally use the web interface a lot less than Mail.app, this bothers me very little.
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Set the Gmail IMAP prefix for better Mail.app usage
Authored by: wallsbk on Nov 19, '07 02:16:25PM

It seems to be [Gmail] rather than [Google Mail] for me.



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Set the Gmail IMAP prefix for better Mail.app usage
Authored by: mike3k on Nov 19, '07 02:18:40PM

That's a really ugly solution for anyone who likes to use the web interface as well as IMAP. It also doesn't fix the real problem with IMAP: unread messages appearing more than once, in All Mail as well as the inbox or some other folder. It would be much nicer if Mail.app let you subscribe to specific folders, as a lot of other email clients do.



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You can subscribe/unsubscribe in Leopard
Authored by: rhowell on Nov 19, '07 11:57:18PM

You can subscribe and unsubscribe to IMAP folders in Leopard. Select an IMAP folder in the left-pane, right-click and choose Get Account Info.

Unfortunately Gmail doesn't support UNSUBSCRIBE.



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Set the Gmail IMAP prefix for better Mail.app usage
Authored by: |2uso on Nov 20, '07 09:25:28PM

It does...



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Set the Gmail IMAP prefix for better Mail.app usage
Authored by: gabrielradic on Feb 18, '08 09:05:54AM

Surely you mean it does in Entourage or other email clients, but not in Mail, right? Or maybe your are you doing something to make it work for you.



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Set the Gmail IMAP prefix for better Mail.app usage
Authored by: Dezro on Nov 19, '07 03:39:18PM

And don't forget that now all folders/labels that aren't subfolders of [Gmail] are now inaccessible from Mail.app.



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Set the Gmail IMAP prefix for better Mail.app usage
Authored by: perspixe on Nov 20, '07 12:07:54AM

About subscribing specific folders:
Apparently there is a window for that: right click on the label of you gmail account in the hierarchy and choose "Account Info" at the bottom. But strangely it doesn't show any folders I can or not subscribe. Does same for 2 differents IMAP accounts I have, one is not gmail.



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Set the Gmail IMAP prefix for better Mail.app usage
Authored by: ctoa on Dec 01, '07 11:27:06PM

I think this happens if you set your default language in gmail to anything other than English (US). Once you set it to English (US), the Google Mail folder disappears. I set it to English (UK) as my default language to force gmail to use the older web interface instead of the newer one each time I logged in as the newer interface has a major problem with the contact list when you would want to compose a new mail.



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