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Map Gmail IMAP Folders to Mail.app Default Folders
Authored by: Anonymous on Oct 24, '07 11:01:39PM

Another problem -- I told Mail to "Use This Mailbox For -> Junk" on the Spam folder. After re-opening Mail, there are two Junk folders for Gmail, *both* called "Gmail", but one's in the place Mail expects, the other's in the place Gmail expects.

Until I click on the one in Junk -- then it changes to "Junk (Gmail)" and loses its paper bag icon, going back to a blue folder. NICE!

It looks like this bogus new folder is being created by Mail when it finds new junk that Gmail didn't already find. Moving the (wrongly marked) messages out and then deleting the mailbox results in the *real* Gmail junk mailbox taking its place; as I configured it on the previous launch.

Nice effort by Google, but their opinion of how mail should work seems to have dulled their ability to implement a compatible mail server. Just like Microsoft. "Do no evil" my pooter.

Apple's Mail isn't perfect, but it's very configurable and very compatible. If only Gmail could have the useless "conversations" and tags things switched off...



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