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Finally I can hide Gmail’s All Mail folder in IMAP

I don’t know how long this Google Labs feature has been around, but I’m thrilled that now I can hide the “All Mail” folder from Gmail’s IMAP so Mac Mail doesn’t download messages twice!

Some people may not like that you cannot access archived messages from Mac Mail, but I’m happy to go online to do that. Messages I want to keep I move into folders anyway.

Once you enable the Advanced IMAP labs feature, you see this in the Labels settings page:

The Show in Imap checkbox appears when you enable the Google Labs Advanced IMAP feature.

The Show in Imap checkbox appears when you enable the Google Labs Advanced IMAP feature.

It also hides it on my iPhone = yay!

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Gmail spam filter broken

Spam has been a problem for many years now. Thankfully the problem seems to be decreasing in general. Check out the google-trend on searches for “spam filter

I’ve gone through various spam filtering options, and the one I have been most happy with is Gmail’s built in spam filtering.┬áI’ve set up my other email addresses to forward to my Gmail account, where I can check with Mac Mail or ┬áiPhone by IMAP, and, of course, from anywhere with the web.

But in the last week, several spam messages per day have been slipping through. A quick search on the web seems to show that there were problems with GMail spam filtering back in 2007, but not so much recently. Grrrr…