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Gmail to OS X Mail: Stop Sent Mail from Appearing in Inbox

For whatever reason, gmail bounces a copy of emails sent via POP back into the POP’s account inbox. For example, if you POP your email from gmail using OS X Mail, a copy of any message you send will appear in your Mail inbox. This tutorial will show you how to work around this problem.


Eventually gmail will stop doing this with POP. For now, we have to work around this problem.

Using the rules feature in OS X’s Mail program, we can delete these emails.

1. Under the Mail menu, click Preferences
2. Click the Rules button at the top
3. Click Add Rule
4. Name the rule whatever
5. Under conditions select the following:

From Contains [email protected]

(where [email protected] is your actual gmail address)

5. Under actions select the following:

Delete Message

6. Click OK

Here is an example of my rule…

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David Kirk
David Kirk
David Kirk is one of the original founders of tech-recipes and is currently serving as editor-in-chief. Not only has he been crafting tutorials for over ten years, but in his other life he also enjoys taking care of critically ill patients as an ICU physician.
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