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Flagged emails keep returning and won't synchronize between Apple Mail and Gmail

Simply delete the e-mail entirely, then move it from the trash back to a folder (or the inbox). There should be no more flag.
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16 votes

Configure iOS to open links in (not internal browser)?

Instead of selecting Safari (in Gmail iOS app settings) as your "General > Default Apps > Browser", set "Browser" to "Default browser app". Now opening links will ...
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15 votes

Turn off autosave drafts in mail on OS X El Capitan and Sierra

After no one replied so I did some research on this again ... though I could not find how to turn off the autosave draft feature on my apple mail application ... I did figure out a way to deal with ...
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14 votes

How to get Gmail Categories in macOS Mail app?

Unfortunately, Gmail doesn’t expose its “Categories” to IMAP. I'm using as my email client, and I had the same desire to have my mail categorized with Gmail’s bayesian-or-whatever classifiers,...
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11 votes

Set Firefox as default browser to open links in Gmail

UPDATE: As @Nimar points out, the method I show below is no longer required- the user can now set a browser preference directly in IOS' settings. No need anymore for the below hack- see @Nimar's ...
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10 votes

Links in Gmail won't open in Chrome

iOS 10 isn't the problem - the "old" gmail app still opened links in chrome well after updating to iOS 10. This didn't become an issue until updating to Gmail's version 5 that this became an issue.
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9 votes

Cannot add gmail account on iOS

I had this problem too. When I checked on google if there was a security issue ( I noticed that my iphone location was overseas. I then realised that ...
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9 votes

How can I use my Google Account with Apple apps (Mail, Calendar, etc) in OS X 10.10 and older?

Google still offers a workaround for applications that don't use OAuth2, but they don't publicize it. You need to create an "app password", and use that to sign in instead of your normal ...
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9 votes

Set Gmail as the default `mailto:` email client in Arc browser

Log into Gmail at least once from the current space/browser profile. In the URL bar, type chrome://settings. Navigate to Privacy and security > Site settings. Under Permissions, click on Additional ...
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8 votes

Safari 12 - Favicon in Gmail tab shows incorrect e-mail count

Unfortunately, there is no solution for this at the moment. This is a known bug in Safari 12, and has to do with the way website favicons shown in Safari tabs are cached. My experience so far with ...
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8 votes

show notifications of new e-mails without displaying the content

Go to Settings → Notifications → app name (e.g. Gmail) → Show Previews and change the setting from ‘Always’ to ‘When Unlocked’.
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7 votes

Configuring Apple Mail with Gmail Aliases

This worked for me: Mail->Preferences Select the G Suites email account In "Account Information" tab, click "Email address" and choose "Edit Email Addresses..." Click "+" and add the second alias ...
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Flagged emails keep returning and won't synchronize between Apple Mail and Gmail

Here's one approach I found that appeared to work: For each flagged email that won't sync Mark it as "red" flagged in the Flagged folder (it should show in the Flagged folder even though it doesn't ...
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Links in Gmail won't open in Chrome

I'm not sure if the following procedure is exactly what you tried, or if you did something differently – but maybe this helps anyways: Run the Gmail app. Click the little menu icon in the upper left (...
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6 votes

Does iCloud+ with custom domain support plus addressing in email addresses?

A simple test from my iCloud email account to myself with a tag ("[email protected]") worked as expected - i.e. the test email was received AOK at "[email protected]&...
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Apple Mail on iOS 11.4.1 completely broken

It looks like you have a typo in the server name. Try changing it to There's a guide to gmail's imap server settings here.
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Set Firefox as default browser to open links in Gmail

On iOS 14.2.1 I was able to configure Firefox as the default browser to open links. There are two steps needed to make this work. Configure Firefox as the default browser for your device. Open ...
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4 votes

Apple Replaced my Gmail Image

I had this happen when I set up Messages with my Google account on a new Mac, without using Apple Mail or Contacts; suddenly Gmail was the stock image the Mac had defaulted to. The fix was to log ...
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4 votes

Why do I get a 'connection to the outgoing server "" failed' message in iOS Mail?

I occasionally get a call from a client of mine complaining about this. I don't know of an actual fix (or what the actual problem is) but I usually recommend doing these in order: Quit Mail fully: ...
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4 votes

How do I remove Gmail from my Mail app without removing Gmail account from system preferences?

Although the answer above is valid - there is a nicer (I think) way. You don't need to delete your Google account, and you don't need to disable it specifically in Apple-Mail application. If you ...
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4 votes

How to prevent open tracking in Gmail app on iOS

As of Sep 3, 2019, version: 6.0.190811, you can Choose to be asked before external images are displayed automatically. To enable this for new incoming messages, go to Settings > specific account > ...
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4 votes

How do I limit the number of emails downloaded in Apple Mail for iOS 16?

I think the 'Mail Days to Sync' setting is only available for Exchange accounts such as M365. IMAP accounts such as iCloud and Gmail don't have this option.
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3 votes

How to make Apple to use SOCKS proxy configured by a PAC file

I know this thread is old, but I had the same problem thanks to the great firewall. I didn't want to route ALL of my traffic through my proxy, so setting this in network preferences was not an option. ...
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3 votes

Apple Mail with Gmail Account (IMAP): Moving Mails from inbox to folders fails

FYI, if anyone is still experiencing this issue it is due to Smart Folders. If you drag an email from a Smart folder into another folder, the Gmail "Inbox" label is not removed and the new label for ...
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3 votes

How to set the iphone mail app to send email only

The good answer by Vic above almost did it for me, but it made me realize there is this method too, which disables incoming mail by using the disallowed non-ssl: Add your gmail account as per normal ...
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3 votes

How do I move my iPhone contacts to Gmail?

This is the easiest way to upload iPhone contacts to Gmail: Download your contacts from (Select All -> Export). Upload them to your Gmail Account. You can manage your contacts from https://...
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3 votes - keyboard shortcuts to move mail and jump to folder

I just recently was forced to switch to Apple Mail and I encountered the same issues, namely lacking a simple keyboard method to move mail from one folder to another without lifting my hands off the ...
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3 votes

How to force to ask for Gmail password?

An alternative way to force the mail application to ask for your password is to write a new email, send it to some test address (a friend maybe, or another account you have yourself, say an icloud ...
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3 votes

Flagged emails keep returning and won't synchronize between Apple Mail and Gmail

@aardvark's approach didn't work for me. However, a slightly modified version of it did work: Flag all emails that are in the Flagged folder but seemingly aren't flagged. Quit Mail using Cmd-Q. Re-...
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