GMail on the iPhone: IMAP or POP

anon(153966)

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Morning all, me again...

I've read a few things online, and I know one major benefit of IMAP is having your account/device match, in respect to data.

But, as for speed of delivery of emails, is using IMAP better than POP, or visa-versa?

I'm basically looking for the quickest way to receive GMail emails. Switching to Yahoo or ME is not an option.

Thanks in advance
 

big9erfan

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I like imap so that I have the same emails on my phone and my desktop. I've only had my iPhone since Saturday but the imap on gmail has been great for me.
 
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IMAP is better all the way around. Depending on the server, IMAP will push - pop will not. So if you're using GMail...eventually you'll get push if it's set up for IMAP.
 

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Here is a link to a great discussion, from the treocentral boards, about the benefits of IMAP:

http://discussion.treocentral.com/palm-os-communication/108669-why-imap-vs-pop3.html

I have imap for google and google apps, and love it. I never liked my pop accounts, since my desktop, laptop, and phone were not in sync. If I got mail on my phone, I had to be careful that I didn't delete it from the server, or it would be gone.
 

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