So, you want to use Mac OS X Mail with Gmail? While Snow Leopard makes the default setup very easy
, there are some rough edges of Google’s somewhat-wonky IMAP setup that need to be smoothed off for a better experience. Like that pesky [Gmail] thing, or the fact you can end up with 17 "Deleted Messages" folders for no apparent reason.
I’ve written out the steps to reach “Gmail IMAP in Mac OS X Mail” nirvana. While that doesn’t roll off the tongue, it does soothe the soul of the Gmail-using ... more