3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 6, 2007 1:13 PM by Ernie Stamper
Boiler Room Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I am having a problem with getting my sent box in mail.app to sync with my gmail sent box when I email from my blackberry. When I use my gmail account from my blackberry to create or reply to emails, the mail.app does not show them in sent mail, whereas when I use my .mac account form my blackberry it does sync with sent mail in mail.app. Just wondering if anyone has a solution to this dilemma, or whether it is something to do with gmail itself. Thanks.

MacBook Pro 17"   Mac OS X (10.4.8)  

MacBook Pro 17"   Mac OS X (10.4.8)  
  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,550 points)
    BR,

    Welcome to the Discussions.

    A Gmail account is a bit odd in its behavior. It is primarily designed to be used with web access, but does allow POP access. Furthermore, if you use the smtp.gmail.com as the Outgoing server, then messages you send from Mail, or any other email client, will also be saved in the Sent folder on the server, but this is not like normal behavior for a POP account, and more like an IMAP account. But, unlike an IMAP account, mail sent from other than your email client will NEVER be downloaded to the account on your computer. You can't even copy yourself, because Gmail will NOT let you send an email to yourself for POP access, even though it will appear in Inbox on the Gmail server.

    No ordinary POP account will sync the Sent messages, either.

    More questions, as needed, please.

    Ernie
  • reedwoodson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    so to clarify, if you are sending mail with your blackberry via an account such as gmail or yahoo and the outgoing emails are saved in the "sent" box on the yahoo or gmail website, there is no way to pop those sent mails into the mail.app sent box similar to how the mail.app pops the incoming mail?

    thanks.

    macbook pro   Mac OS X (10.4.8)   balckberry 8700g
  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,550 points)
    The only way I know of, as I sit here at present, is to cc to another email account you have, and once received on your Mac, use Move To, and transfer it into the Gmail Sent folder, on your Mac. This is the downside of such a free mail service -- they want you to use it via a browser, to expose you to other Google services, so you will be more likely to use them.

    Ernie