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thesaint

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Thanks for the info. I don't even have the Forwarding and POP/IMAP in my Gmail settings. It only says Forwarding/POP. May be they haven't yet updated with all Gmail accounts.
 

colombianito

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the option to enable imap on one of my gmail accounts is not there...? it is on one of them but no the other ? how come ? bummer, ill wait i guess..lol

thanks for the info guys !
 

thesaint

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I have to believe that Google is rolling out IMAP chronologically. This means that if you created your account in the last yr or so, then you might have to wait for a while. Just cross you fingers.
 

thesaint

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With IMAP, since the iPhone/computer act as "readers" of your mail...when you delete them from Outlook does it also take them out of the inbox up at Google?

Sorry for the lame question...I just don't seem to quite grasp what IMAP does.
You might want to check this post.

http://forums.everythingicafe.com/threads/gmail-now-with-imap.13579/

IMAP is a push email (as Yahoo on iPhone), whenever you receive an email you don't have to get connected and retrieve, it just pops up right away. If you delete the mail from your iPhone it as well gets deleted from Gmail.
 
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voldak

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You might want to check this post.

http://forums.everythingicafe.com/threads/gmail-now-with-imap.13579/

IMAP is a push email (as Yahoo on iPhone), whenever you receive an email you don't have to get connected and retrieve, it just pops up right away. If you delete the mail from your iPhone it as well gets deleted from Gmail.


IMAP and Push-IMAP (P-IMAP) are two different protocols. IMAP isn't necessarily Push-IMAP. I hope to God that google goes the P-IMAP way soon.

Also, to what someone said earlier they are rolling out IMAP randomly. I've had my account since early 2004 and I still don't have IMAP, but my wife's account (2006) does. Just try to be patient (i know it's frickin hard) :laugh2:

This is definitely good news indeed though. I'm excited.
 
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cdd543

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IMAP and Push-IMAP (P-IMAP) are two different protocols. IMAP isn't necessarily Push-IMAP. I hope to God that google goes the P-IMAP way soon.

Also, to what someone said earlier they are rolling out IMAP randomly. I've had my account since early 2004 and I still don't have IMAP, but my wife's account (2006) does. Just try to be patient (i know it's frickin hard) :laugh2:

This is definitely good news indeed though. I'm excited.
Yeah I have had mine for a long time and I don't have it yet either.
 

thesaint

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IMAP and Push-IMAP (P-IMAP) are two different protocols. IMAP isn't necessarily Push-IMAP. I hope to God that google goes the P-IMAP way soon.

Also, to what someone said earlier they are rolling out IMAP randomly. I've had my account since early 2004 and I still don't have IMAP, but my wife's account (2006) does. Just try to be patient (i know it's frickin hard) :laugh2:

This is definitely good news indeed though. I'm excited.
What do you say about the Yahoo mail on iPhone? Push or not?
 

SmartAlx

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I have to believe that Google is rolling out IMAP chronologically. This means that if you created your account in the last yr or so, then you might have to wait for a while. Just cross you fingers.
It's got to be something more than Chronologically. I got gmail 3 years ago and I don't have the option.

I'm holding my breath. Come on Google! You don't want any casualties here, do you?
 

voldak

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What do you say about the Yahoo mail on iPhone? Push or not?

Yahoo has a push option. It's under Settings > Mail > Yahoo Account > Advanced. You can turn push mail off and on in there. By default it is on (i think), so it would be push...however you can turn it off. So, it can be either P-IMAP or IMAP.
 

voldak

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It's got to be something more than Chronologically. I got gmail 3 years ago and I don't have the option.

I'm holding my breath. Come on Google! You don't want any casualties here, do you?

I bet they are doing it on a "per server" basis. It makes more sense that way. They are more than likely upgrading one server at a time, that's why it'll be a while. Just hope your server is next. :)