Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2012 4:53 AM (in response to Shakirali)
Gmail accounts can be set up as POP or IMAP. It sounds like your are set up as IMAP where the mail stays on the server and the first device to read the mail would mark that mail as read. As a POP account, the mail is downloaded to your particular device and read there. You can read gmail's description on the differences here.
You can change the POP/IMAP choice under settings and forwarding and POP/IMAP on your gmail account.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2012 5:11 AM (in response to BGreg)
Hi. Thanks for your time trying to help. I have already gone through all the details pointed to. I tried deleting and adding Gmail account several times and every time the iMac Mail picks up IMAP itself not providing any option for POP.
I also tried to change the imap.google.com to pop.gmail.com manually after creating the account but the problem still persists.
Is there any way to change imap to pop in iMac mail?
Any suggestions / guidance please?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2012 5:14 AM (in response to Shakirali)
From gmail help, have you followed these steps:
- Open your Apple Mail client
- Click Mail > Preferences...
- On the Accounts tab, click the + button to add a new account
- Fill in the window with the following information:
- Full Name: [your name]
- Email Address: your full email address [email@example.com, or username@your_domain.com for Google Apps users]
- Password: your Gmail password
- Important: Apple Mail will attempt to setup IMAP, click Continue to change the Account Type to POP and then use the following information to confirm your POP configuration.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2012 6:10 AM (in response to BGreg)
Thanks again for your reply.
Yes, I went through this already and the problem in this procedure is on point 5 where Apple Mail picks up the imap by itself and do not provide the option to change that. But I did change the imap.gmail.com to pop.gmail.com but no change on keep the email Unread. It marks read on second device once I open it on first.
It there any way to NOT to sync mail status on different devices ?
Again thanks and appreciated !
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 4:41 PM (in response to Shakirali)
If you haven't yet received the answer to this, I am gald to be of help. I had the same problem and found the solutuion on one of the forums.
After you set up the "new" email there willll be a "Create" at the bottom .. Hold the OPTION button and click <Create> .. you will get the "Continue" they are talking about and at the top in the block a choice to select POP. Then in 'Incoming mail server' line change the imap to pop.the line that shows imap edit it to pop.
Best of good wishes,
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 4:58 PM (in response to Shakirali)
Thanks again for your reply.
Yes, I went through this already and the problem in this procedure is on point 5 where Apple Mail picks up the imap by itself and do not provide the option to change that.
Press the option button on the keyboard before you click 'Create' (which will change to 'Continue' when your press the option button)