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GMail gets IMAP!

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I didn't know if you all saw this, but I thought I'd spread the good word: GMail is rolling out IMAP to all accounts for free. Check your account. I'm still waiting for mine unfortunately :angry:

 

Anyone else excited by this news?

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alas, I must wait. It'll be great once my account is enabled, then I may just start using my gmail accounts for everything.

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FINALLY! I've been waiting for this announcement for YEARS! My account isn't enabled yet, but as soon as it is, I'll be using APPLE MAIL!!!! WOOO HOOO!!

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FINALLY! I've been waiting for this announcement for YEARS! My account isn't enabled yet, but as soon as it is, I'll be using APPLE MAIL!!!! WOOO HOOO!!

 

I've been using Mail.app with GMail already. I forwarded mine to one of my .Mac email account aliases and that synced it up. It'll be good to finally not have to worry about workarounds.

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i've been using gmail POP in Mail. too bad my IMAP isnt on my account yet.

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FINALLY! I've been waiting for this announcement for YEARS! My account isn't enabled yet, but as soon as it is, I'll be using APPLE MAIL!!!! WOOO HOOO!!

BE AWARE MAIL.app has a few but hard glitches that might make it not a good solution. Maybe the leopard version will be working properly.

 

HTH

 

Rob

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I suppose I should know why this is good news, but, I don't.

 

I use Mail.app on my Macs and my iPhone to get my Gmail already.

 

Why is IMAP a better solution than POP?

 

TIA

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I suppose I should know why this is good news, but, I don't.

 

I use Mail.app on my Macs and my iPhone to get my Gmail already.

 

Why is IMAP a better solution than POP?

 

TIA

 

POP just downloads your email to your client while IMAP allows you to sync up between your web mail and your desktop mail client. It's what .Mac mail uses. For instance, if you have GMail with POP, you get all your messages to Mail.app. If you delete something in Mail.app, the message is still in your GMail. However, with IMAP when you delete that message it is also deleted in GMail. If you tag something in Mail.app with IMAP, then it is tagged in GMail. It's just a good way to keep things synced up. Once you go IMAP, you never go back my friend.

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Thanks for explaining.

 

I don't use IMAP for .Mac either. I prefer to have control of my mail rather than having my client decide to keep or delete something based on local settings. Now that I have an iPhone, I may decide to switch but I doubt it.

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Thanks for explaining.

 

I don't use IMAP for .Mac either. I prefer to have control of my mail rather than having my client decide to keep or delete something based on local settings. Now that I have an iPhone, I may decide to switch but I doubt it.

 

I guess I should have linked to good ol' wikipedia too, where they list out some advantages over POP. I kind of just gave my big reason for liking it (realizing your point of view as well after I stated mine).

 

Edit: I guess I should have also pointed out that my big complaint with POP was that I have my Mail.app set up to get my mail on both my iMac and my Macbook Pro. This caused me to miss some mail coming in while I was at school and on the MBP. I guess this would be what Merlin Mann would refer to as a "first-world problem" though.

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POP just downloads your email to your client while IMAP allows you to sync up between your web mail and your desktop mail client. It's what .Mac mail uses. For instance, if you have GMail with POP, you get all your messages to Mail.app. If you delete something in Mail.app, the message is still in your GMail. However, with IMAP when you delete that message it is also deleted in GMail. If you tag something in Mail.app with IMAP, then it is tagged in GMail. It's just a good way to keep things synced up. Once you go IMAP, you never go back my friend.

 

Thank you for explaining! I've been hearing twitters about this all week and had no clue what people were talking about. It actually sounds pretty cool!

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I got my IMAP last night!! It's great!

 

A couple of things you will want to do to keep everything in sync:

 

Once you have your account set up in your IMAP client (I'll use Apple Mail as an example) you'll want to tell your mail client to use certain folders for certain things. These important folders live within the folder called [Gmail].

 

To do this in Apple Mail, click on the folder called Sent Mail under the [Gmail] folder. Then go to the Mailbox menu and choose Use For -> Sent. Do the same thing for Drafts, Trash and Junk. That should keep everything in sync in your client and on the web.

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I have IMAP available on my Google Apps account, but using Google's settings in Apple Mail, my account won't sync. Has anyone got their Google Apps email working? What settings do you use?

 

I'm using:

 

incoming server: imap.gmail.com (also tried imap.googlemail.com)

username: bob@mydomain.com

port 993

Use SSL

Password authentication

 

smtp server: smtp.gmail.com

username: bob@mydomain.com

port 587

Use SSL

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i finally got imap on my gmail today. now my iphone will sync notes and todo's. yay

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I'm having a problem with using gmail IMAP with Leopard. I've followed these directions:

http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer....mp;answer=77663

http://5thirtyone.com/archives/862

 

And all of that seems to be working great. However, when I try to write an email using _stationary_, I compose my email (about 1-5 minutes of time), then I hit send. It sends a great message, like this one:

http://www.screencast.com/users/washington...36-6b4d744cdc30

 

But when I log into gmail, and look in the "sent" items folder, I see that in the moments before I sent that good email, it also sent 6 horrible others! Basically, as I was composing the message, it was sending _pieces_ of the unfinished email ... sending it to my recipient. Here are some examples:

http://www.screencast.com/users/washington...4c-93f9e92438b7

http://www.screencast.com/users/washington...70-c30fa8b9b741

(this example shows that I send 6 bad versions, followed by the good one)

 

So, instead of sending one email, I sent 6 horrible emails, followed by one perfect one.

 

This problem with stationary messages has happened three different times now, different recipients, different days.

 

Any advice would be very much appreciated. Maybe I've made a mistake somewhere in the setup? (This is my first mac)

(my setup: new iMac, Leopard, gmail, IMAP (which works successfully with my iPhone), wireless internet in my apartment from Comcast, just one email account)

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Having an IMAP enabled gmail account on the iphone is AWESOME. I have been waiting for this since day one. No more having to go through the same emails more than once!

 

Now they just need to one up themselves and give us push email.

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I'm having a problem with using gmail IMAP with Leopard. I've followed these directions:

http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer....mp;answer=77663

http://5thirtyone.com/archives/862

 

And all of that seems to be working great. However, when I try to write an email using _stationary_, I compose my email (about 1-5 minutes of time), then I hit send. It sends a great message, like this one:

http://www.screencast.com/users/washington...36-6b4d744cdc30

 

But when I log into gmail, and look in the "sent" items folder, I see that in the moments before I sent that good email, it also sent 6 horrible others! Basically, as I was composing the message, it was sending _pieces_ of the unfinished email ... sending it to my recipient. Here are some examples:

http://www.screencast.com/users/washington...4c-93f9e92438b7

http://www.screencast.com/users/washington...70-c30fa8b9b741

(this example shows that I send 6 bad versions, followed by the good one)

 

So, instead of sending one email, I sent 6 horrible emails, followed by one perfect one.

 

This problem with stationary messages has happened three different times now, different recipients, different days.

 

Any advice would be very much appreciated. Maybe I've made a mistake somewhere in the setup? (This is my first mac)

(my setup: new iMac, Leopard, gmail, IMAP (which works successfully with my iPhone), wireless internet in my apartment from Comcast, just one email account)

 

Ok, I figured out how to stop this. You need to turn off synching with "drafts". Go to Mail/Preferences/Mailbox Behaviors/ uncheck the box next to "drafts".

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I'm so glad they finally have imap. I changed everything as soon as i found out. Now if only my work email was imap.......

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