GMail, which way is best to set it up?
Wondering whether it was better to set up my GMail account on my iPhone 4 through the way that apple has it, or to use it as exchange. Is it better or worse to have the exchange working as a google sync client? Will it drain more battery life?
- 08-30-2010, 05:35 AM #2
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I like using it as an exchange account. I like my e-mail to PUSH through. I haven't noticed any huge difference in battery life. I can make it through a day and still have 40% left. I have 3 e-mail accounts. One GMail (exchange), one GMail set up through GMail (fetch), and one Mircosoft Exchange account (push).
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I have my gmail account setup as exchange, however unlike when I set it up with gmail, the exchange does not show my previous emails in my inbox, and for some reason keeps removing the previous messages after a few days.
Is there anyway to change this? Thanks.
- 08-31-2010, 09:33 AM #11
I tried using Gmail via ActiveSync, but there were some issues with emails getting stuck in my Outbox... so what I have done is setup Gmail under the native Gmail iphone settings for MAIL only, and then have another Gmail setup under Exchange, but with MAIL turned OFF, and CALENDAR and CONTACTS enabled... best of both worlds...
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How does the phone interact with the Gmail servers using Exchange compared to using IMAP?
Does marking a email as read move it to archive on the server? Does deleting emails move them to archive or does that action actually put the email into trash?
How do you delete a email permanently using exchange?
There is a guide for IMAP gmail usage, but I cannot seem to find one for an Exchange setup.
Email reconciliation is one thing I'm going to really miss about giving up my BlackBerry. Its so easy to choose...delete from device/mailbox/or both.
- 01-16-2011, 06:03 PM #15
As far as I know and I may be wrong. If you setup the GMail as Exchange it acts the same as before but instead of updating when you open Mail the emails will get pushed to your phone. There are settings you can change when you login to the email through the web that will set how it's handled when emails are deleted.
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