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Old Feb 10, 2013, 02:25 PM   #1
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Gmail push

On january 31st 2013, google cut off support to regular users of the "google sync" feature. This was a major problem for me, and caused me a great deal of difficulty when I had to restore to 6.1.

I now use the crappy "Gmail.app" app for iphone, and I use it to push email.

But the problem is the following.

- On the regular mail app, you could choose what tags/folders to push. on gmail you cannot.

- I have several filters where it is designed to skip the inbox (eg facebook notification emails) and stay in a separate folder. But I still want to get the push notification for said folder, as I don't want to miss important notifications.

Other than sending all that **** to my inbox, how is this possible? Can I get the google sync to work again? Are there any hacks for this?

Thanks;

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Old Feb 10, 2013, 11:10 PM   #2
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On january 31st 2013, google cut off support to regular users of the "google sync" feature. This was a major problem for me, and caused me a great deal of difficulty when I had to restore to 6.1.

I now use the crappy "Gmail.app" app for iphone, and I use it to push email.

But the problem is the following.

- On the regular mail app, you could choose what tags/folders to push. on gmail you cannot.

- I have several filters where it is designed to skip the inbox (eg facebook notification emails) and stay in a separate folder. But I still want to get the push notification for said folder, as I don't want to miss important notifications.

Other than sending all that **** to my inbox, how is this possible? Can I get the google sync to work again? Are there any hacks for this?

Thanks;

Love, me
Only way to get Google Sync working again is to use a Google Apps business account.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 04:54 PM   #3
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Only way to get Google Sync working again is to use a Google Apps business account.
what about the notifications?


I think I'm just going to do the following:

Forward all mail to my icloud account and set up push for the "non inbox" folder as I don't need to reply to these, I just need to get the notification

And use regular gmail for the push (important **** amirite)
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 05:14 PM   #4
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Have you looked into outlook.com and setting up an account there? I know it works on the iphone I just don't know if the other items you are requesting work with it. But you might want to give it a look.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 08:34 PM   #5
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what about the notifications?


I think I'm just going to do the following:

Forward all mail to my icloud account and set up push for the "non inbox" folder as I don't need to reply to these, I just need to get the notification

And use regular gmail for the push (important **** amirite)
Notifications should still work like normal. Just go under the notification part of the Settings app.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 09:24 PM   #6
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Just change your filter so it gives facebook emails a label so you get a notification when you get the email. Then once every year search for emails labeled facebook and select all with two clicks and click archive.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 08:30 PM   #7
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Notifications should still work like normal. Just go under the notification part of the Settings app.
gmail doesn't push to ios via mail.app
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Old May 15, 2013, 09:03 PM   #8
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One question about this app... since it pushes the emails to your iPhone.. how is it to the battery?.. does it drains your battery?
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gmail doesn't push to ios via mail.app
In those circumstances it does. ugahairydogs was responding to your question about his earlier suggestion to get a (paid) Google Apps for Business account which supports EAS for iOS devices.
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