#186 ✓closed

Duplicate Emails in Client

Reported by Charlie | October 27th, 2011 @ 09:50 PM

I just started MailMate 1.3.1 with a Gmail account. Duplicate messages (2, 3, or 4) are being loaded to my MailMate client.

Am running OSX 10.5.8 on a MacBook, 2.2 Ghz Intel Core Duo.

Any ideas as to why?

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  • benny

    benny October 28th, 2011 @ 08:27 AM

    • Assigned user set to “benny”
    • State changed from “new” to “closed”

    Gmail has a non-standard IMAP implementation which makes it tricky to handle by a standard IMAP email client such as MailMate. I wrote a blog post on the subject last year which you can read for some background information.

    Since I wrote the blog post MailMate has been improved such that it by default excludes some mailboxes from synchronization, so for most users it'll work well (without duplicates). The standard mailboxes (Sent, Drafts, etc.) are also automatically mapped to those used by MailMate (based on the use of a custom IMAP extension by Google).

    Therefore, when you see duplicates I am guessing it is because you use Gmail labels in such a way that you use multiple labels on single message. In this case, there is not much MailMate can do. At least not without becoming a Gmail client instead of an IMAP client. Depending on how you use Gmail labels you may want to not synchronize some of them (that is, not synchronize the corresponding mailboxes). You can edit subscriptions using the “Mailbox ▸ Edit Subscriptions...” menu item.

    Let me know if the above does not explain the duplicates you have observed.

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