Downloading Google Apps mail after iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by flipdoubt, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. flipdoubt macrumors member

    May 3, 2007
    I have my iPhone setup to read mail from my Google Apps account. After I read mail on my iPhone, how do I download it again when I'm back at my computer? I know about recent mode. While this is great on the iPhone, I don't want my full mail client in recent mode because then I get all messages I send. Is there any way the iPhone can keep the mail as new on the Google server?
  2. johnnybluejeans macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2006
    New York, NY
    On your iPhone go to Settings -> Mail -> Gmail and click Advanced.

    The second option from the bottom is "Delete from server", make sure this is set to Never.

    As long as it is set to never, the iPhone will not physically remove the emails off of gmail after you've fetched them. That way they will be there when you look at your mail on, or fetch them from home. On a similar note, make sure your email client at home does not delete email off the server either.
  3. flipdoubt thread starter macrumors member

    May 3, 2007
    No dice. I've had "Delete from Server" set to "Never" all along. The problem isn't that the mail gets deleted but that it gets marked as read after the iPhone downloads it. Even if I mark the email as unread via the web interface, my POP client (whether it is or Outlook) never downloads the mail.

    Another item to note is that I'm not really using Gmail. I'm using Google Mail as part of Google Apps. I know it mostly works the same, but you have to configure it just a bit differently.

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