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Personally, I am not a fan...
Authored by: cuban321 on Oct 24, '07 08:01:01AM

I messed with it for about two hours and then went back to my old configuration. I noticed a few annoying things:

*After you close and reopen mail, the little link shortcut that shows you replied (that you also click to see your reply) no longer shows for any emails. It's like GMail doesn't keep those inter-message links.

*New mail showed up in my Inbox AND in my All Mail folder. When I marked it read in my inbox, it did not mark read in All Mail. Requiring me to mark each message as read twice to keep my new message count down. Labels did the same thing. :(

*When I deleted a message from my INBOX it was removed from All Mail also (I may have emptied my trash, not sure, but regardless). So then, how do you archive a message?

I hope I'm doing something stupid, and others have got around these oddities. For now I just forward my Gmail to my .mac account, and send out via GMail's SMTP. So that way all my mail, sent and incoming, is archived in one easily searchable place.



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Authored by: RickyB on Oct 24, '07 08:46:56AM

I've also been playing with this and have a more positive take on it.

When you mark a message in the Inbox as read, the message is technically marked read in the All Mail folder as well, but you probably won't see this take effect until your folders are refreshed (or Mail.app is closed and opened again). You shouldn't have to manually mark the All Mail copy as read also.

To archive messages, just put them into your All Mail folder in Mail.app. That is equivalent to archiving in Gmail.

I hope you makes your experience slightly more pleasant!



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Authored by: horhey23 on Oct 25, '07 08:54:54AM
A nice way to speed this up would be to install Mail Act-On, a plug-in for Mail that allows you to add keyboard shortcuts to actions like moving messages to specific folders and other cool things.

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Authored by: Westacular on Oct 24, '07 01:17:53PM
http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=78755&topic=12762

That's not the way it's supposed to work. If you delete a message from the Inbox, that should have the same effect as archiving it. After next sync, it should remain in All Mail.

The only time deleting a message client-side should cause the actual deletion in Gmail is if the message was in Gmail/Trash.

Did you re-map your Mail.app trash folder to match the Gmail trash folder? Because in that case, deleting it in Mail.app and emptying trash might have caused the exact sequence of events Gmail would recognize as delete-forever.



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Authored by: homer on Oct 26, '07 06:51:14PM

How did you switch back? I, too, like having that link to the reply I sent. I messed around with setting the "Sent Messages" folder as the mailbox for Sent, and that didn't bring back my reply links. Neither did specifying that Mail not store sent messages on the server (per google's directions).



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