Help using Mail from pop to imap

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  1. johnj2803

    johnj2803 Active Member

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    i have been trying to configure my mail app using the imap settings in gmail. I have been previously using my mail app in getting my gmail mails using pop. Now i want to use the imap settings.

    my problem is this:
    1. i want to remove my pop settings in my mail act. but a warning saying that my mailbox will be deleted scares me. there are important mails in there that i want to keep.

    2. after i activated the settings in my imap i suddenly have 2 inboxes. i guess one for the pop and one for the imap... NOTE: the imap and pop are using only 1 email address

    3. in the imap inbox, i deleted the spam mail inside the mail app. then suddenly all that spam mail went into the inbox of my pop mail! so messed up right now

    4. finally how can i convert my existing mail app to imap smoothly. i already set up rules in my pop inbox.

    here is a screenshot of my mail app.

    hope someone can help me. thanks :D

    I am using mail app 2.1.2 in tiger 10.4.11
     
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  2. hexinary

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    its quite complicated, but let me try to explain how to do it.

    first go to finder>go to home> library
    inside library open "mail" folder.
    inside mail folder locate a folder that is named "pop" something... that folder contains the emails stored on your pop account. drag the folder to your desktop.

    open mail app. remove your pop account. so you have one account let(imap)

    click file> import mailboxes> choose mail for mac os x> then a pop up box will appear, locate the folder that your dragged to your dektop. click the folder and click on choose/open.

    =it will import the mails from you pop account.
    =if you have any question, contact me via YM. [email protected] or via [email protected]
     
  3. quietcynic

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    Regarding backing up your emails, you can just create a folder, drag all your emails from that account into it, and delete the POP account. Your emails will be fine.

    As for GMail IMAP, it's far from an ideal experience. It doesn't quite do IMAP the way most other people do IMAP, which is the main reason I don't use it on my Mac (although I do use it on my iPhone)
     
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    can you pls elaborate some more :D
     
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    wow... nose bleed... yeah pls elaborate more... hehehe i have the same problem too...
     
  6. johnj2803

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    reviving this thread :D i guess i just had time to do the above procedure. I think it was a success :D

    now i have a few questions:
    1. Previously i have created folders in my mail app and i have routed emails from certain origins like alerts from frindster or facebook, will it still go to these folders?

    2. whenever new mail is coming in, it appears in both the inbox and the @gmail thing... there are just too many folders in my mail app. is there a way to just have the folders without the @gmail thing?

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    just to add to my problems... I also noticed that when i delete messages in the inbox of @gmail after i quit and then launch my mail app the messages i deleted are still there! so annoying...

    thanks again
     
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    Gmail IMAP is not working so well. Synchronizing takes ages and sometimes I would get a port timeout error in Apple Mail. It works okay in my iPod Touch though. I am not sure if the problem is with Gmail or with Apple Mail.

    Edit: I give up. My Gmail mailbox folder is too huge for IMAP to handle I guess. I'm switching back to POP. How do I create a filter in Apple Mail so that the emails I send out using Gmail's web interface will not get downloaded to Apple Mail's POP Inbox?
     
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    Just a watch out for those who have been using Gmail IMAP in Apple Mail... this just happened to me ...

    I have been keeping 2 email accounts (email1 / email2) in gmail and both are reflected in my Apple Mail box. As i was checking my sent items this morning, i realized that my REPLY email sent to a friend using email1 was actually sent using my email2 account. Of course this was unintentional and I can't remember Apple Mail asking me which email server to use after I clicked the 'send' button. I'm really sure that I sent that reply from email1 to my email1 contact.

    I never thought I'd have this issue with having multi email accounts in Mail. I hope Apple guys can do something about this because I can just imagine the trouble it can give to some users.
     
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    Hi there,

    If you've set up two email accounts in Mail, there should be a selection box, in the composition window wherein you can select which account to send the mail/reply from. You just make sure that the correct account is selected before hitting the send button as Mail does not prompt you for the account after you click on 'Send'.

    HTH


     
  11. stubborn_sage

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    thanks. however, i did make sure that i selected my email1 account before sending. that's why it's quite surprising to find out that my email2 became the sender when i checked the sent items.

     
  12. Bulakbol

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    This happened to me a couple of times. Even if I check my sent box, the mail was sent out using email 1 but a reply was received in email 2. I don't think the IMAP setting causes it because it happened to me while I was using POP.
     
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