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Rip

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Oct 23, 2007
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#1
Apologies if this has already been posted - must have missed it.

Setting your Langauge to English (US) in the GMail settings will enable the new version of GMail and IMAP.

Other langauges are, apparently, to follow.

Being English I can live the the US mis-spellings:laugh2: for colour etc.
 

Hawk

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Aug 2, 2007
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#4
What are the differences when connecting to gmail via IMAP vs. POP3?
POP doesn't show your folders, and doesn't directly sync with the server. You can have read emails in your inbox through a regular browser, and the iPhone will pull them down as UNread to the iPhone.
IMAP just syncs up the iPhone to the server. ( although, I am not sure about sent mail, I do know that if you get an email on the iPhone and mark it read, it will show as read on the website.)
 

electoman

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#5
POP doesn't show your folders, and doesn't directly sync with the server. You can have read emails in your inbox through a regular browser, and the iPhone will pull them down as UNread to the iPhone.
IMAP just syncs up the iPhone to the server. ( although, I am not sure about sent mail, I do know that if you get an email on the iPhone and mark it read, it will show as read on the website.)

I am not sure about gmail but, I have the IMAP feature for our exchange server and all the folders, including sent, sync. It is really cool since I can see where I have replied and forwarded messages just as in Outlook. It makes my iPhone a good businesss phone. I would be curious about the sent folder in gmail. Although, I don't think I need anymore email addresses.

:p
 

Tinman

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Jul 16, 2007
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#6
POP doesn't show your folders, and doesn't directly sync with the server. You can have read emails in your inbox through a regular browser, and the iPhone will pull them down as UNread to the iPhone.
IMAP just syncs up the iPhone to the server. ( although, I am not sure about sent mail, I do know that if you get an email on the iPhone and mark it read, it will show as read on the website.)
By default IMAP Gmail doesn't sync the Sent folder (it uses a local iPhone folder).

But you can change that by going into the advanced settings option. See this Web page:
http://5thirtyone.com/archives/862


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Mike