Previously I wrote about why I prefer to use IMAP for my primary email accounts. Gmail recently enabled IMAP access for their accounts. Not only does it work for accounts at gmail.com, but it also works with their hosted apps account where you use your own domain. Productivity501.com uses Google’s hosted apps for email, so IMAP is a very welcome addition.
You can find this control by going to Settings > Forwarding POP & IMAP.
Google did some creative things to make their concept of tags work within IMAP. Basically each tag becomes a folder, but that means it is possible to have the same item in multiple folders. There is also a folder called “All Mail” that will hold your archived emails. You can archive emails by dragging them from your inbox to that folder.
This is a great feature and I’m questioning whether or not I need to continue to pay for my IMAP accounts I use for my business. I’m trying it out with Productivity501. I’ll probably do another post once I have some more time to try everything.