Gmail-POP or IMAP... help

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Ripcurlsurfin96, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Ripcurlsurfin96 macrumors member

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    Greenville/Raleigh, NC
    #1
    Hello All,

    I am trying to help my gf get her new iphone set up with her gmail account.
    She currently has it set up with the preset "gmail" under the settings>mail.
    She receives email and it works great however she does NOT want it to alter her web-access in any way other than marking it as read. Simple enough, I set it up as a POP account under settings>mail>other>POP and it accepts it fine ( I also adjusted the gmail settings from the computer by disabling IMAP and enabling POP and marking emails as read on the server). However, when I do this all her OLD emails that are in folders come to her phone but her newest emails never appear.

    Any Ideas? Sorry if this seems confusing...

    Summary:

    ~IMAP Gmail settings work fine.
    ~Want POP and leave server alone when delete off phone
    ~Set up POP and emails from 2009 appear at top with no recent emails
    ~Perplexed....:confused::mad:
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    #2
    You need to use IMAP. A simple 5-minute investigation into the differences between POP and IMAP would have made this obvious.
     
  3. Ripcurlsurfin96 thread starter macrumors member

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    Greenville/Raleigh, NC
    #3
    I understand the difference between IMAP and POP...

    I dont want them to sync with each other tho. I just want the ability to read and delete them from the phone without having it alter the server and what comes up when accessed from a computer..
     

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