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  1. Daniele
    October 23, 2014

    Hello,
    And many thanks for the great tutorial. I have a few questions if do not mind. As to this please note that I am using Mail 8 under Yosemite.

    1. Is there the possibility to have one folder with just the received or archived emails?
    2. I have tried to choose the folders to subscribe to but the system shows me just an empty list. To be honest the same is happening with the Yahoo account. What shall I do?
    3. is there a way to fully delete a message instead of leaving it among all mail?

    Thanks a lot for your time and attention, Daniele

  2. joanna mendes
    October 29, 2014

    thank you! i just went through this, got stuck at some point but that was totally me trying to breeze through..
    the images are very helpfull

  3. Donna Wilson
    November 12, 2014

    Hi. There are no problems with the mail account set-up, but I do have one problem I have not been able to figure out how to fix. When I forward an mail to people with PCs, it now shows up as an attachment. Not an issue when forwarding to Macs.

    The setting is not set up to send as an attachment, but I can’t figure out how to “fix” this bug. Your expertise is much appreciated; I’m a Peace Corps Volunteer serving in Namibia and there is ZERO Apple expertise here!

  4. Margaret Warren
    November 23, 2014

    When I click on the “mail” icon, MAIL shows up at the top left of the window, but no window appears. It worked fine yesterday, but nothing happens today and it is very frustrating.

  5. Joseph
    December 23, 2014

    I tried doing this, but I can’t get past the part where you enter your name, Gmail address, and password. I enter the info, click on “Set Up”, and it resets and the address/password fields are blank again. It’s an endless loop of fail. I’m using two-step verification, so I enter the password generated for the app, which should work just fine. I’m running 10.10.1, so I’m as current as can be. Does anyone have any ideas?

    • Nixie
      December 31, 2014

      Were you able to figure this out? Mine keeps doing the same thing.

  6. Elaine
    December 26, 2014

    When I type in my name, email (gmail email),and password I keep getting the message “Logging in to the Google IMAP server “imap.gmail.com” failed. Make sure the user name and password you entered are correct, then click Continue. If the information isn’t correct, you cannot receive messages.” The use name and password are correct. HELP!!!

  7. Jim
    December 27, 2014

    Getting ready to set up gmail on a new Mac Mini. One great gmail feature I am afraid will not work is the gmail tabs, which pulls “promotions” and social site messages into separate tabs, allowing more efficient review of our “primary” messages. Anyone know of a way to keep this on a Mac? (The Gmail app for iPad does include this feature but not sure ther is a similar app for regular Mac)

  8. Mary
    January 13, 2015

    I accidently clicked on “rebuild” in mail and wiped all my my mail clean. I’m desperate to retrieve important messages. Can someone help this nong?

    • Wayne
      January 14, 2015

      If you use gmail they will all still be on the gmail server if you use these suggested settings. So just wait and let them sync again. Otherwise give apple a ring and see if they can help you get them back from a time-machine backup.

  9. Beth
    February 9, 2015

    Thanks so much for the helpful info. Just wondering if you may be able to help – I want to keep a copy of all my old mail on Apple Mail, then clear out all the clutter from my Gmail. Only problem is that they are synced so when I delete from Gmail it deletes from Apple too. Is there a way around this? So I can store all my old emails on Apple, and totally declutter my Gmail?

    • Wayne
      February 10, 2015

      Copy the emails from gmail to the ‘On My Mac’ folder in the left folders pane in mail, this will make a local copy, then they will stay on your mac even if you delete from gmail.

  10. Brian
    February 27, 2015

    What a clear and helpful instruction to put a gmail account site so that it is on my normal Mac Mail window. It all went so easily, as explained, but although I can send messages from it , it does not show any incoming mail. All incoming mail is visible only on the Google site. I really would like to see incoming mail on the Mac Mail window together with the other account boxes set up on the Mac using Virgin Media blueyonder. Have I failed to use an appropriate setting in the Behaviour window in the Preferences ? Or?

    • Wayne
      February 27, 2015

      All the incoming mail should work. Anyone got any ideas?

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