GMAIL - App,Thoughts?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by TheSponge, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. TheSponge macrumors member

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    Previously on my i4 I had gmail setup as exchange and used the stock MAIL app and it did everything I wanted.

    Now that I upgraded I lost the exchange functionality as apparently google removed it for us iPhone users forcing us to use the GMAIL app.

    Is anyone finding the APP slow? Sometimes just terrible and not loading always promptly?

    What are my options? Want to keep PUSH for my gmail account on my iPhone 5S.. Is GMAIL app the only one?
     
  2. dominsbeard macrumors newbie

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    A great app is Mailbox http://www.mailboxapp.com

    I'm still on a 4 though so not sure how it is on 5s but my whole phone is kinda slow so I can't comments on one app's speed.
     
  3. TheSponge thread starter macrumors member

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    Don't think this will support PUSH for gmail either tho? Or am I wrong?
     
  4. dominsbeard, Oct 9, 2013
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    dominsbeard macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I just tested it. mail is pushed for my gmail account.

    http://www.mailboxapp.com/help/#faq
    Does Mailbox support push notifications?
    Yes! Push notifications on Mailbox will alert you of incoming messages even when your app isn't open. To enable push, make sure it's toggled ON in Mailbox Settings and iPhone Settings < Notifications.
     
  5. TheSponge thread starter macrumors member

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    What are you using Mailbox with?

    Because apparently gmail email had support for exchange, but gmail decided to remove it for free customers and its on a pay basis. Unless you use the official gmail app.

    Unless you had it configured previously you were grandfathered into this.. like me on my iPhone 4 once they deactivated it I was still able to do the exchange route with gmail. But now with the new iPhone and trying to reset it up it won't work..

    http://www.imore.com/did-you-lose-g...aded-new-iphone-5s-or-iphone-5c-here-are-your
     
  6. Sital macrumors 68000

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    To get push notifications I forward my gmail accounts to my iCloud account and then just use Mail. I've set it up so I can choose whether my response has my iCloud address or one of my gmail addresses.
     
  7. kshen1 macrumors member

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    That's smart. But we really shouldn't have to go down those routes to get push :(
     
  8. Sital macrumors 68000

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    I agree, but at least the iCloud route works well.
     
  9. yungskeeme macrumors regular

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    Can you explain where you got this or how to do this?
     
  10. Sital macrumors 68000

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    I explained it here. Let me know if you need more help.
     
  11. yungskeeme macrumors regular

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    I ment in detail how you set it up
     
  12. Sital macrumors 68000

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    Forwarding to iCloud is done through the Gmail settings on the web interface.

    On your phone, setup your iCloud account since this is where your incoming mail is being forwarded to. In addition, you need to setup a mail account for any Gmail address you want to send mail from. The post I linked explains this in more detail.

    What part are you having trouble with?
     
  13. yungskeeme macrumors regular

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    Sorry. I didn't see the hyperlink before. I got it. Thanks for the help.
     
  14. yungskeeme macrumors regular

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    I tried the settings listed in your other post but I keep getting an error. I went to new account> other. I entered my name, gmail address and password. For incoming servers, I put my iCloud information and for the Outgoing I put my gmail information. Already have the emails from Gmail forwarded to my iCloud. Just I want my gmail address to show when I send messages.
     
  15. techiegirl macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure what the purpose of setting up your Gmail account as "other" is. I set it up as Gmail. You will receive email through iCloud (after forwarding your Gmail to iCloud) and when you reply, click "from" and change from iCloud to Gmail.
     
  16. fivedots macrumors 6502a

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    The Gmail app is useless to me for day-to-day email. I keep it on my phone for when I'm searching for something as it excels at that.

    Push is nice but the delay to actually open the app and download the message is too long and nearly negates any advantage. I am disappointed that Google has not updated it to take advantage of some of the new background app refresh features in iOS 7 to alleviate this issue. Opening the app and seeing emails that are no longer actually there while it refreshes is annoying; or opening the app to an error screen and having to tap back and refreshing to get it working again.

    As for Mailbox, it is a great tool however I'm somewhat against unnecessarily introducing a third party and another server between me and my email.
     
  17. Sital macrumors 68000

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    Do you keep the mail on Gmail's servers after you forward? I need to, so I assume that if I set it up as a Gmail account I would get double messages in my inbox (one from iCloud and one from Gmail).
     
  18. techiegirl macrumors 6502a

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    Instead of "forward and keep in inbox" I select "forward and archive". It is still saved in Gmail, just not the inbox.
     
  19. Sital macrumors 68000

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    For incoming servers don't use your iCloud information, use incorrect information. For outgoing use your gmail info. This way you won't receive email from your gmail account, but you can send from it. Set up your iCloud email as a normal iCloud account.

    Techiegirl's suggestion will work too. See her post for how she set it up.

    Hmmmmm, thanks for that tip. If I ever have to set it up again, I'll try that, but right now since it ain't broke......
     
  20. yungskeeme macrumors regular

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    This worked!!! Thanks.
     
  21. journeyy macrumors regular

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    Is it possible to set the stock app or Mailbox to only receive mails in "General"? I have set up the Gmail app to do this, but i like the stock one better.
     
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