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Authored by: scotty321 on May 11, '10 07:59:37PM

I figured out how to make my Gmail work with IMAP (IDLE) in Mail.

There seems to be something wrong with the way that Apple Mail auto-configures Gmail accounts when you create a Gmail account in Mail. I couldn't get my Gmail to work with IMAP (IDLE) either, so I completely deleted my Gmail account from Mail and recreated it.

BUT the catch is that when I recreated the account, I typed in a completely random email address like This was the trick which bypassed whatever internal mechanisms Mail has for setting up a Gmail account.

Once the fake account was setup, I manually modified all the account information with all the appropriate Gmail IMAP settings.

And now, guess what?! My IMAP (IDLE) works just fine with my Gmail account in Mail! The Gmail emails are pushed to me instantaneously!

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Take advantage of push email servers in
Authored by: ccr32 on May 14, '10 04:13:15AM

Have just done this myself, and push Gmail now works perfectly within the Mail app.

Note that when asked what type of account this is, I selected IMAP (as opposed to Exchange 2007 IMAP), and it works fine with this.

Many thanks!

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