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Jun 7, 2007
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well, i tried to set my gmail like the way they have it on the video. But when I logg into my gmail account and go to settings..i see no IMAP settings. Just settings for POP. Is there something wrong with my account? or is it just me?
 

Tinman

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well, i tried to set my gmail like the way they have it on the video. But when I logg into my gmail account and go to settings..i see no IMAP settings. Just settings for POP. Is there something wrong with my account? or is it just me?
Nothing wrong with your account, they are just rolling it out slowly.

I have four gmail accounts and none have the IMAP option--and three out of those four were just setup yesterday (I had heard several times during the day that new accounts were getting it right away).

Wish they would have at least allowed us to request it. It's getting frustrating checking... and checking... for nothing.


--
Mike
 

x999x

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Aug 6, 2007
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I've got 2 gmail accounts and neither have IMAP yet and it doesn't surprise me. I forgot what the last feature that was added like this was, but I was pretty much at the end of that roll-out line too :\

I didn't realize Yahoo was IMAP already. This explains why 4 years of valuable company emails have disappeared entirely from my online account. Note to self, "Remove after one day" in the Mail.app settings really does mean REMOVE...
 

jaydoc1

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Sep 23, 2007
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IMAP Gmail up and running! I love it! No more duplicate messages to myself no matter how I tried to prevent them!
 

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Tinman, did yours start working yet? I've had my account since they first released them via invitation and it is IMAP ready and working fine. I have to wonder just how they are rolling it out.
 

MileHiPhone

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Sep 28, 2007
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You have to set up the account on your iPhone as OTHER, not Gmail. Then there is an IMAP choice and you can put the mail server as imap.gmail.com.
Actually, you do have to enable it from within your GMail settings. For many of us, we still don't have that option. Our settings page still remains Forwarding/POP only, instead of Forwarding/POP/IMAP.
 

MileHiPhone

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Sep 28, 2007
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Happy Days -- sort of.

So I decided to check my Gmail account and lo and behold I had Imap! But, I am still suffering from the problem that I cannot get the account to work when entering it on the phone. I had the same problem with my Gmail POP account. I was only able to get it working by setting it up in Mac mail and then syncing my mail accounts to the iPhone -- then I finally had working Gmail on the iPhone. Before that, no matter what I tried I couldn't get the account to be verified directly from the iPhone -- very weird. I guess I'll have to wait until I get home to change the settings on my Mac and sync mail accounts again -- although I don't know if that will work considering you are supposed to set it up through the "other" choice on the iPhone.

Anyone have any guesses why I can sync my settings but cannot get it to work when I use the same settings directly through the phone (and yes I am carefuly typing the exact same username and password).
 

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I must still be a bit confused (that's normal however). Are you saying that you do not have the IMAP option on the gmail site when you login to gmail using a browser and check your SETTINGS|Forwarding and POP/IMAP?

[edit] yep, that is indeed what you were saying... now that I re-read your post and the recent reply. :sick:
 

MileHiPhone

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I must still be a bit confused (that's normal however). Are you saying that you do not have the IMAP option on the gmail site when you login to gmail using a browser and check your SETTINGS|Forwarding and POP/IMAP?
If you are talking to me, I did not have it until this morning when I checked after my earlier post. It used to just say Forwarding/POP. Now it finally says Forwarding/POP/IMAP.