Email issue opposite everyone else need mail closed!!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by apiannone, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. apiannone macrumors newbie

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    ok I know there are a lot of email issues but I think mine is of a different sort. I have installed 2.2. I have a gmail account set up for my iphone and in mail, the issue is mail grabs any emails before the phone does and then my phone doesn't get the emails once mail has grabbed it, and if I close mail my phone gets emails fine and upon reopening mail, mail wont receive any emails that the phone got first. how can I get both my phone and mail to receive the emails?
     
  2. viggen61 macrumors 6502

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    Not sure what you're on about.

    I use my 3G iPhone all day, reading mail, creating mail, deleting, etc. When I get home, I wake up my MBP running Mail.app in Leopard, and all the mail gets downloaded to Mail.app. No worries. I use Mac.com (aka MobileMe) for my e-mail.

    A couple things I've noted:

    1) Any messages "read" on the iPhone don't get sorted by the rules in mail.app. If I leave the message alone, or tap "Mark as unread", that works fine.

    2) messages that stay in the inbox stay on the iPhone, but if they get sorted to a local folder on the MBP, they disappear.

    I don't know what to tell you about gmail, though. I've tried to use gmail, and I may be the one person on the planet who isn't impressed. But I can't tell you how gmail, the iPhone & Mail.app all work (or don't work...) together. There may be a setting on one of the three that will help you out. Though I think you're on the right track by shutting down Mail when you're not at the computer.

    :apple::apple:
     
  3. apiannone thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for your response, some things i have noticed:

    With mail.app closed meaning the iphone receives the emails, any emails read or unread in the iphone inbox will download to mail.app upon reopening, but if I get the email delivered to the iphone and then delete that copy upon reopening mail.app it wont download the email.

    So I guess my option is to close mail.app when not at the computer and the leave my e-mails in the iphone inbox(well at least the important ones) until i have a chance to reopen mail.app
     
  4. viggen61 macrumors 6502

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    Far as I know, it's working the way it is supposed to. When you're connecting using an IMAP connection to your inbox, if you delete a message, it's deleted at the server. More precisely, it's placed in the "Deleted Items" folder (with Mobile Me, anyway). Any action you perform on a message in the inbox happens on the device you do it on, AND the server. The copy that is downloaded to your iPhone is only for you to view offline.

    If it's that important a message, don't delete it on the iPhone.

    :apple::apple:
     

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