Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2011 8:24 AM (in response to mscroop)
do you have any other folders named 'Sent Items'
check under the GMAIL heading for this, if one is shown there then do the above on that
If you are doing this on the one it thinks is the sent items it will be greyed as it assumes this is the one its using
Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2011 8:28 AM (in response to paulsalter)
It worked!!! I had to scroll down a way as I have a few other e-mail accounts but there they are under a gmail heading.
Brilliant Paul. Thank you.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2011 8:31 AM (in response to mscroop)
you're welcome, glad it helped solve your problem
Currently Being ModeratedJan 17, 2013 7:18 AM (in response to mscroop)
This works for all IMAP mailboxes too.
I have been so annoyed that the apple mail program would not put sent items in the correct 'sent' mailbox on the server.
to such an extent i have switched to Thunderbird.
What is the point of apple mail having a selection in mail set up of 'on the server' that is different to every other programs on the server mailbox.
i have set up the same email address on Ipads, Iphones, Windows PCs (Outlook, Outlook Express, Thunderbird) and ALL of these use the exact same mailbox for sent items 'on the server', only the apple mail creates its own!
The above instruction (with Gmail removed)
Highlight ‘Sent Mail’ in the sidebar and select ‘Mailbox’ (menu bar) > ‘Use This Mailbox For’ > ‘Sent’.
Works for all my other IMAP mailboxes. Well done!