How do I sync Apple Mail on two Macs?

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  1. waffycasem

    waffycasem Member

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    I have an iMac and an iBook and I want to be able to get my gmail messages on both computers. What happens now is when I receive an email on my iMac, I won't get that message on the iBook, and vice versa. I've already unchecked the "Remove copy from server after receiveing a message." but nothing really happens. What I've been doing to read messages that are not on my iBook is use gmail's web access, but I'm hoping that there's an easier way. I've done some googling about it and I read somewhere that this is quite impossible with gmail. Is this true?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Kelvin

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    Setup another gmail account, forward all the emails of your older account to the new one and then setup the new one email account on your iBook? :) Cumbersome setup but it works :)
     
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    are you accessing via imap or pop? you need to access via imap, so it becomes a sync exercise on both macs with the gmail mailbox acting as the master. i am able to do this on a .mac account since it supports imap. if you can only use pop, then this will probably not work.
     
  4. waffycasem

    waffycasem Member

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    Thank you Sir, I'll try that tonight. :D

    I'm accessing it via POP, I think gmail does not support imap. Thanks anyway! :D
     
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    Reviving this thread. I found this in the GMail Help Center and tried it:

    The verdict: it works really well. It isn't really what I expected the solution to be (I expected full POP3 compliance), but hey it works.
     
  6. Gordon Shumway

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    Is there a way to do this with a .Mac account even when the messages are downloaded on the Mac's folders (and not left on .Mac server)?
     

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