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Hide the IMAP Gmail Spam Count folder in Mail.app Apps
Any easy way to get rid of the Gmail spam folder count within Mail is to set up a filter in the Gmail web interface. In the "Has the words field," enter in:spam and "mark as read" as the action (if you don't have the "mark as read" option, try changing the language to English (US)). The spam folder count should then be gone.

You can refine the search further if you wish by adding words to the "Doesn't have" field, (e.g. your name, your work etc...). This will then highlight any messages that may have been marked as spam erroneously. Now if only someone can figure out a way to do the same with the All Mail folder!
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Hide the IMAP Gmail Spam Count folder in Mail.app
Authored by: flunkycarter on Mar 03, '08 08:22:35AM

Freakin' awesome tip. The spam count was always oggling me, staring at me and making fun of me. I know this to be true.



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Authored by: BrianYoung on Mar 03, '08 09:14:58AM

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!



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Authored by: wubwub on Mar 03, '08 09:45:22AM

You know... it never occurred to me to put Gmail on mail.app... duh :-)

at least this'll help with some of the overhead. Good stuff/



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Authored by: 5chm31din6 on Mar 03, '08 01:16:47PM

Now if there was only a way to hide the stupid "All Mail" folder in Mail.app.

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Authored by: bigonazzi on Mar 03, '08 02:11:58PM

What about "in:inbox" in the "doesn't have" field?!? ;)

Dario



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Authored by: yubbie2 on Mar 04, '08 08:41:25AM

Hmm... still doesn't work for me. I can't see the "Mark as read" option, and I positively have English (US) chosen as my language.



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Authored by: j-beda on Mar 04, '08 09:08:34AM

to see the "mark as read" button you have to go past the first page of the filter creation process.



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Authored by: yubbie2 on Mar 04, '08 11:53:46AM

I do go past the first stage (and the warning from gmail). Still nothing.

Could it be that I'm at work using IE on a Windows box?



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Authored by: yubbie2 on Mar 04, '08 03:58:54PM

Duh. Stupid Windows. It worked fine at home on Safari. Great tip!!!



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Authored by: madsteer on Mar 05, '08 04:07:55PM

I'm letting google manage my domain's email, so I get a gmail looking interface, but things are slightly different for me. For some reason, I don't get "mark as read" as an option. I tried with both safari and Firefox on OSX, and confirmed that I do see it on a regular gmail account.

Bummer.



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Authored by: bombcar on Mar 04, '08 10:42:58AM

Awesome! This will at least prevent the folder from taunting me.



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Authored by: madsteer on Mar 24, '08 07:37:06AM

Correction, I was able to get the new gmail 2 interface for gmail for domains or gmail for Google Apps. Login as your domain's admin and go to "domain settings" and make sure control panel is set to "Next generation (US English only) and the "turn on new features" and "automatically add new google services" checkboxes are set.

Once you've done this, you'll need to wait a few days and then restart your browser to see the new gmail features.



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Authored by: pwharff on Aug 23, '09 08:20:14PM

One of the best hints on this website. A great solution to a problem that has plagued me for what seems like forever. Thank you a million!



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