Currently Being ModeratedAug 7, 2013 8:25 AM (in response to KimmyMo)
How do they differ, does Mail have a lot less?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 8, 2013 7:03 AM (in response to Csound1)
Csound1, thanks for the reply. Yes, there are a lot less in Mail. I had 17 folders that I filed emails in, and some of those had subfolders, etc. In some cases one of the folders, for instance, "INTEROFFICE" came through, but only 5 of the 15 subfolders came over. Some of the folders did not come throught at all. I have been doing a comparison to see what is missing, but it is frustrating because I need to keep the emails at my fingertips. This is why I liked outlook, but it is just too janky on the mac and the fact that I use an IMAP mail account rather than a Microsoft Exchange account makes it so some outlook features, like an out of Office Message and even message re-call unavaliable. Plus everyone in my office already uses mac mail so it is easier to get support from IT. I have also noticed that none of the contacts came over, not that I had a lot saved but Outlook will pick up on addresses that you have sent/recieved mail from, and so Far my Mac Mail does not seem to be doing that, but I don't know if that is something that takes time, I can't seem to export my contacts over in the proper file format, so help with that would also be appreciated.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 8, 2013 7:18 AM (in response to KimmyMo)
Verify that you set it up as Imap, the symptons sort of match what would happen if you set it up as a POP system.
Also check the settings at the Gmail end.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 8, 2013 7:36 AM (in response to Csound1)
I set it up using the GMAIL button in Mac Mail, so it did it for me, it is definitely set up for IMAP, also, all of the GMAIL settings are correct for IMAP as well. I noticed that I can see down the left side of gmail for the web there are some of the folders, but a lot of them say like gmail/trash/... I am starting to think the issue lies with GMAIL and our IMAP server, according to my IT dept. ANY of the folders I made in outlook should have been saved to the IMAP server, but it seems this did not happen, and I wonder why...
Currently Being ModeratedAug 8, 2013 8:13 AM (in response to KimmyMo)
Take a look at this article on setting up Mail and Gmail to work together.
Note that some suggestions may not be what you want to do, like changing the root folder. Using that tip requires that you preface all of your custom labels with [gmail]/. Likely not what you want to do if you have a lot.
The article does discuss how to map the standard mailboxes (Sent, Trash, Junk, Drafts) to Mail so that they sync.
I don't really have any subfolders on Gmail, so I would not have seen any of the problems you see with those.
I've noticed when I make changes, they don't immediately sync up.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 8, 2013 11:35 AM (in response to KimmyMo)
according to my IT dept. ANY of the folders I made in outlook should have been saved to the IMAP server, but it seems this did not happen, and I wonder why...
The logical answer is that the folders that were made in Outlook were not in the Gmail account, most likely they were in Outlooks 'Personal Folders'
Do you still have access to the Outlook installation?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 8, 2013 1:51 PM (in response to Csound1)
Actually, I think I have figured it out, there was a setting in my gmail for the server to update automatically that was checked off, and it should have been set to Manual. Once I changed it, closed, reopened, it was all there! Thanks all for the suggestions and the help, I really appreciate it!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2013 7:30 PM (in response to KimmyMo)
I have a similar problem Where was the setting that you changed that caused Gmail to work?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 25, 2013 1:17 AM (in response to KimmyMo)
I have a similar question concerning IMAP in general.
I hope it is not too much off-subject but the question is general IMAP and also concerns GMAIL.
How do I get MAIL to syncronise and download attachments which come with an email to an IMAP client.
Big surprise, I went home with mail but the document I neeeded was not attached!