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Can I Make GMail Like Real IMAP in Apple Mail?
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ghporter
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Jul 22, 2023, 09:54 PM
 
I have some issues with GMail accounts that I access from a variety of devices using different email client apps. I can read, forward and/or delete a particular item on one computer, but it isn’t necessarily read, forwarded, and/or deleted when I look at that account with another email client (on a different machine). This is in spite of having GMail (through the web interface) set for IMAP.

So first off, do I have things set up wrong at the moment? Is my issue with non-IMAP behavior because I did something wrong when I set up my clients? I’m primarily using Mail for MacOS and Mail for iOS/iPadOS. I do use Google’s iOS/iPadOS app for GMail on both my phone and my iPad, which helps me keep my multiple email accounts straight.

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Jul 23, 2023, 11:34 AM
 
Never had this problem. The only thing is I use Mail for my gmail accounts. There is sync lag, but it does always end up working.

No settings or preferences thing to change I can see.
     
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Jul 23, 2023, 12:25 PM
 
I’m going to see if I can make it work on my new MBP, without having it save stuff locally to Mail, and with the IMAP syncing features. Not sure when I’ll get to that though.

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Jul 23, 2023, 06:58 PM
 
I've set up one of my GMail accounts on my new machine. I'll see how it goes and report.

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Jul 24, 2023, 01:04 PM
 
So far, it looks like - with only one account, not all of 'em - that GMail is playing like IMAP. I plan to add a couple of other accounts shortly to see how it handles them.

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