GMail exchange vs IMAP
Love my iPhone. I use GMail with IMAP at work and at home. On my iPhone, I use it logging in with exchange. Now, the push is perfect. No problems. Great battery life. But, it doesn't exactly stay synced with the account. For example, when I view an email on my computer, and then delete it on the computer, it still shows up on the iPhone unless I delete it there. If I want better syncing, should I switch the account on the phone to use IMAP?
- 05-18-2011, 04:57 PM #2
OK, but I have on GMail set up my trash so that when I delete a mail, it not only removes the inbox tag, but goes to trash, not to all mail. Furthermore, I have the Gmail enhancement whereby you can check a box for which "mailboxes" to display with an IMAP client, and I have all mail unchecked. So, for example, on my Mac, when I delete mail it shows up in the Gmail trash. There is no all mail folder, since I have it set not to show with gmail.
- 05-18-2011, 05:59 PM #4iPhone Intermediate
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That's the downfall of Exchange and Gmail. It doesn't matter what you do server-side, there's no way to bypass the whole All Mail thing when deleting when using only Exchange. I wrote a post about a workaround to this a few days ago. See my posts to find it. It's near-push Gmail using the regular Gmail portion of the Mail.app. Only way I know of to fix it until Google changes things (which I don't see happening anytime soon - Their focus is on Android, as you'd expect).
EDIT: heres the direct link to the post: http://forum.tipb.com/showthread.php?p=1719797