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Fix new message counts with Gmail IMAP and Mail
Authored by: squawky on Apr 10, '08 08:41:30AM

I think this falls under the "GMail is not really IMAP" problem - your messages aren't in folders, they're tagged with labels. Many folks have complained online about this - the All Mail folder contains all your messages (labeled or not), while each subfolder contains a copy of the message with that appropriate label. When you delete a message, you apply a label to it ("Trash"); when you "undelete" it, you remove the label... but that doesn't ask GMail to put it back into your Inbox, as you would expect (it probably goes to your All Mail folder instead).

I have not had a problem with the unread message count, though -- I used to see double counts until I set GMail to archive my mail when it is downloaded

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