7 Replies Latest reply: Jul 30, 2008 6:15 PM by Pete Edwards
GLENMW Level 1 (5 points)
Why are my new emails going to my ALL MAIL and not to my INBOX
also??? This does not happen all the time, and not from only one sender.
I don't have a filter that would do that! Any ideas????
I think google might be the problem!!!

MacBook Pro 2.4, Mac OS X (10.5.3)
  • Jacob Spindel (Wookie) Level 3 (680 points)
    If you are talking about Google's web interface for Gmail, you need to go to Google Support.
  • GLENMW Level 1 (5 points)
    It happens in Mail
  • meri h Level 1 (0 points)
    It happens to me too, and I'm very frustrated. I'm using Apple Mail, and almost all of the time (but not always), messages show up in the "All Mail", but not the "In Box". I have another gMail account and it works just fine. Any ideas?
  • GLENMW Level 1 (5 points)
    There's one thing I know, that it's a google problem, Because when I log into google it's the same way there, so Mail just does the same thing.
  • DSA1 Level 1 (95 points)
    GLENMW wrote:
    There's one thing I know, that it's a google problem, Because when I log into google it's the same way there, so Mail just does the same thing.

    Actually, that's not correct. What you describe is a feature of GMAIL. The ALL MAIL folder is like an archive of every email you've ever received (and not deleted) in gmail. The problem of mail not going into your INBOX on Mail.app may or may not be a google issue, but a copy of all mail going into all mail is not a "problem."

    You have you inbox, which is for all messages you've received as well, as well as "labels" instead of folders. So, by design, with gmail, all messages come to your inbox, and stay there forever, until you push the "archive messages" button for all or selected messages. If you label a message, it will still appear in the inbox, but you can filter on the label. The All Mail link is a way to display all messages you've ever received, even if you've archived them to get them out of your inbox for some reason.

    This seems to lead to a lot of issues for people not using the web interface. I'm going to post a new topic with my particular issue, which might be the same as the original poster here, but I'll describe it in more detail and see if someone can figure out how to get it to work the way other imap servers do.
  • DamonBrandt Level 1 (125 points)
    all mail will contain everything in your inbox, always. All Mail is like you itunes library and other folders are like play lists. All-Mail will always have all your mail except, spam, sent items, and trash. The Apple Mail delete button is really the same as the gmail Archive button on the web interface. To delete things in Apple Mail move them to the IMAP trash folder.

    does that help?

  • Pete Edwards Level 1 (55 points)
    That still doesn't answer the question: Why does some but not all gmail mail appear in the inbox? For example, right now I have 2 read messages in my apple mail inbox, but 3 unread messages in the gmail all mail box that NEVER showed up in the inbox.

    This is VERY frustrating. I never want to use the gmail boxes...just the apple mail inbox, sent box, draft box, etc. This was all working beautifully the past couple of days when I've been setting up mobileme syncing between 2 macs and an iphone.