Gmail-POP or IMAP... help

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

  1. Ripcurlsurfin96 macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2008
    Greenville/Raleigh, NC
    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...


    ~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
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    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

    Apr 10, 2008
    Greenville/Raleigh, NC
    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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