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Integrate Gmail and Mail.app inbox and sent mailboxes
Authored by: davelentz on Aug 29, '06 01:20:47PM

When I have gmail on one machine that I want in my primary mail archive on another machine, I just mount the drive containing the mail I want on the machine that I want to move it to (it works in either direction, of course), and open the ~/Library/Mail/POP-user@pop.gmail.com/INBOX.mbox/messages/ directory, locate the message I want to copy and drag it into the corresponding pop.gmail.com/INBOX.mbox/messages/ folder on the machine where I want it to be, and then rebuild* the Gmail Inbox mailbox on the target machine.

(*Rebuild by selecting the mailbox to be rebuilt, and then invoke Mail's Mailbox:Rebuild menu item.)

I'm sure it's possible to build an applescript to go into the "Mail Scripts" scripts folder that would compare the various Mail messages folders and sync them by copying messages from one folder to the other and rebuilding any mailboxes whose contents have changed.

But the previous suggestion makes a whole lot more sense, and is MUCH easier to implement.

I use this manual method because I don't want my mailboxes on different systems to mirror each other, and only occasionally do I read into one mailbox a message that I'd like to preserve in another.



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