Yes I know I haven't solved the issue you
the statement of if i solved your problem is in my signature file and posts on each post I make, I was not trying to convey that we have solved your issue.
The main answer here is we are going to have to remove your gmail account from the mail program. Once we remove it we will then add it back into the program and see if we cannot get you working and using the mail program quickly
Now to delete out your gmail account from the mail program
Do the following
In Mail, from the Mail menu, select Preferences... .
Click Accounts, and then highlight the account you want to delete.
Click the - (minus sign) button.
When prompted, click OK. You may then close the Mail preferences window.
Now to add gmail to your mac mail
Select Mail | Preferences... from the menu.
Go to the Accounts tab.
Click the plus sign under the accounts list.
Type your name under Full Name:.
Enter your Gmail address under Email Address:.
Now enter your Gmail password XXXXX Password:.
Make sure Automatically set up account is not checked.
Make sure IMAP is selected under Account Type:.
Type "imap.gmail.com" (not including the quotation marks) under Incoming Mail
Verify your Gmail account name (what precedes "@gmail.com" in your Gmail address)appears under User Name:.
Type "Gmail" under Description: for the Outgoing Mail Server.
Check Use Authentication is checked and that your Gmail account name appears underUser Name:.
Verify the Account Summary reads like this:
Go to your newly set up Gmail account's Mailbox Behaviors tab.
Check Store junk messages on the server.
Make sure Never is selected under Delete junk messages when:.
Now make sure Never is selected under Permanently erase deleted messages when:
Close the preferences window.
Edited by Omer Mushahwar on 11/1/2010 at 8:04 PM EST