Managing Gmail Identities with Apple Mail 3.0

A commenter pointed out on my original post about Apple Mail and Gmail that you can manage multiple Gmail identities by separating each email address with a comma. Here are the steps:

  1. If you have already set up your Gmail identities on Gmail, you can go to the next step. You can’t use an alternate address for an identity that you have not confirmed with Gmail. If you haven’t added the identity in Gmail yet, you can click “Settings” from the links at the top of you Gmail account and then choose the “Accounts” tab. After you’ve confirmed the identity with Gmail, you can use it with Apple Mail.
  2. Open Mail preferences and select your Gmail account.
  3. The entry box that says “Email Address” could really be titled “Email Addresses”. Simply enter all your Gmail identities, each separated by a comma, in this box.
  4. When composing a new message, you’ll now have a drop down box for different email addresses.

Just for curiosity’s sake, I tried entering an email address that I hadn’t confirmed with Gmail. The message is still sent but the sender was simply set back to my main Gmail address.

Virtual Hosting TurboGears Applications on Mac OS X Leopard

For a couple years now, I’ve been learning and applying various tricks for developing and hosting multiple Python web sites on my development machines. During that time, I made a migration to Mac OS X. Most setup files for python applications and libraries work out of the box on the Linux distributions I’ve tried. For OS X, you can find a lot of prebuilt packages for the necessary dependencies but those packages want to be installed in the OS X system library location for Python.

If you want to host or develop more than one site with Python, you’ll need to use virtual environments. This applies equally to any OS, not just Mac OS X. There seem to be a few more tricks to getting things up and running on OS X however. Here is the process I went through to get TurboGears applications hosted in virtual environments on OS X.

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How to Manage Gmail labels with Apple Mail and Imap

After I set up Apple Mail to use my Gmail account, I had a couple things I was still having to go to the Gmail web interface for. One of those was managing multiple labels for a particular message. Since that time, I did some experimenting and have figured out how to manage the labels with Apple Mail. I’m pretty sure you could use any mail client that supports IMAP and you’d have the same results.

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Configuring Apple Mail 3.0 (Leopard) to use Imap with Gmail

I recently purchased my first iMac. I’ve been having all kinds of fun learning about OS X features as well as playing with the newly certified Unix system (Darwin) that powers the operating system.

Anyhow, I’ve been pleasantly surprised at the level of integration that I was able to achieve with Apple Mail and Gmail with Gmail’s Imap forwarding. With Imap, Gmail exposes folders with the names of the labels you’ve created. You can customize Apple Mail to use the same folders as Gmail for Sent Messages, Drafts, and Spam. Continue reading “Configuring Apple Mail 3.0 (Leopard) to use Imap with Gmail”