I can't seem to get imap to work properly. It won't receive or send mails. I can see the imap folder in the mailboxes, but it's empty. I think I've configured the settings correctly - he says tentatively.
Thanks arsorkin. I have all that correctly. Turned out I had stupidly entered the wrong password! However! All is still not working properly. I see all the folders associated with that gmail account, but when I open any folder, it's empty?
I don't have that problem (empty mailboxes) with gmail. If I click on an imap mailbox, MF does a sync operation, and messages show up. I did have one instance where the title bar message count was scrambled after I stopped the sync because it appeared to be hung. I would say that there are still some bugs with imap, but is seems to mostly work (for me for gmail).
I'm downloading mail on a Mac using Eudora (or MailForge) with POP from my Linux mail server (but not automatically deleting on download). And I have an IMAP connection when using a Google Nexus 7 and K-9 Mail (sometimes at the same time too). So generally speaking, there is no problem using both. However, gmail could behave differently from Linux postfix/dovecot.