GMail and Apple Mail IMAP is a pathetic combo...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by PCM, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. PCM macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2005
    Anyone else having absolutely painful IMAP experience? It seems that it might be GMail but this is unusable. I'm thinking of going back to POP. So slowwwwwwwww.....
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    Or you could switch to AOL. I've been using their IMAP with Apple Mail for years now. ;)
  3. cornopaez macrumors regular


    May 1, 2007
    in a practice room or a MacBook.
    I was having issues when the IMAP was just launched. Some of the issues are due to incorrect config of the folders in, meaning that it will be doing of unnecessary things if it's incorrectly configured. back then Gmail hadn't put the recommened settings for on their website... After checking that config, everything seems to work smoother.

    Give that a try; it worked for me :D
  4. steebu macrumors member

    Jul 28, 2005
    IMAP Gmail on my iPhone is actually faster than on Apple Mail. I just did a test and it took 16 seconds on Apple Mail and just 5 seconds on my iPhone Mail to receive the same email!
  5. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2007
    Bristol, England
    Yes, it's pushing me back to POP. It's so slow, I am constantly finding myself logging into the web to check because IMAP is so unreliable.
  6. forrestmc4 macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2007
    Washington, DC
    I haven't had any problems with Gmail IMAP. Are you sure it isn't a config issue?

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