As many are facing the problem of IMAP syncing all the mails of Gmail, I want to know how can one sync specific Gmail labels to Mail.app?

For example, if I have Friends, Family, Company1, Company2, and Bank labels, how can I only synchronize Friends and Family?

Also, It should not apply that setting uniformly to all my syncs. For example, I want to sync all my mails to my Nexus 5, but only few labels with Mail.app.


You can specify the labels shown in your IMAP client in Google Mail settings via the checkbox on the right side.

GMail settings

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  • I have updated my question following your answer. – curiousMonkey Sep 14 '14 at 18:30
  • This would still sync all emails, just won't show these labels as folders. – Izhar Aazmi Nov 1 '18 at 8:45

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