gmail users...what do you suggest?

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  1. himynameiscody macrumors 6502a

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    the mail app? the gmail app? i've just been using the mobile gmail website
     
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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4S: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    I still use the Mail.app. I tried the GMail app and just didn't like it. It was about the same as the mobile web interface.

    I don't need all the special features of GMail while mobile, so the basic Mail.app works better for me because the text is larger and easier to read and the app is easier to navigate with larger touch areas.
     
  3. himynameiscody thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i tried it when i first got my iphone and it seemed like it was hard to use and was messy. i was hoping for just inbox, outbox, deleted, etc. maybe i should give it another shot
     
  4. Djdan23323 macrumors newbie

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    Mail.app for me. Until apple allows another app to take per the default functionality (and they won't) it's tough to use another app. You choose to mail anything out of an app or website and your bounced back to mail.app anyway.
     
  5. Dweez macrumors 65816

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    I also use mail.app for gmail on my ipad & iphone.
     
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  7. joec1101 macrumors 6502

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    Mail.app, definitely.

    The Gmail.app needs a lot of improvement, IMO
     
  8. jpiszcz macrumors regular

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    Gmail.app is nice though for push notifications (different alert sound vs. regular mail)
     
  9. himynameiscody thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    not much battery drain from mail.app? i like the mobile so i could just check it whenever i wanted and not worry about it auto looking for new messages. then again i could just do it manually. anydraw backs to using the mobile site
     
  10. Menel macrumors 603

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    I found the mobile site and mobile app to lack responsiveness.

    I use mail.app configured for IMAP
    Contacts/Calendar configured for Exchange Sync.

    I don't use exchange sync for mail, because the lack of editable drafts syncing was frustrating me.
     
  11. AlphaVictor87 macrumors 6502a

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    default Mail app. I use it through exchange though so i can get my calendar synced as well.

    The only thing that i didn't like (up till about a month ago when i figured it out) was "deleting" emails just archived the email and put it in Google's All Mail folder. Now Google sync has the option to tell it to move it to trash instead, not sure how long Google sync actually had this around though lol :rolleyes:

    So its all good!
     
  12. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Whatever works for you. I prefer the app but my gmail account is barely used for anything and I prefer having it separate. If your preferences don't mirror mine then my feedback really won't matter much. Try using both and see what you prefer. You can poll all you want and still have no idea which is best suited to you.
     
  13. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816

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    I use the Mail.app and it works flawlessly on it.
    I also have 4 other accounts for business and private and like that Mail.app let me look at any one mail box or all together.
    I use a jailbreak hack that lets me set the time on when to look for mail lower then the 15 minutes that Apple allows the phone to do.
    I think it's called PushMod.
     
  14. ELMI0001 macrumors 6502

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    Doing the same with 4 email addresses. I like viewing one account at a time.

    I usually jump on the computer in the morning and the evening and clean up my Gmail account (archive junk, apply labels, set up filters, etc.).
     
  15. qtaran111 macrumors member

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    How did you tell Gmail to send deleted items to Trash instead of All Mail?
     
  16. AlphaVictor87 macrumors 6502a

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    you go to m.google.com/sync on your phone
    sign in
    select the sync you have set up with your phone
    There is a check box that says "Enable "Delete Email As Trash" for this device"

    check it, hit save and you're good to go
     
  17. haxrnick macrumors 6502a

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    Great find. Thanks for this.

    Haven't used the Gmail app since it came out. Is it still allowing just one account to log in?
     
  18. AlphaVictor87 macrumors 6502a

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    This is all through the default mail app, but its set up through the google exchange server.

    not sure how the Gmail app works
     
  19. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    I use the Apple Mail app. I like it, and since I use it on my Macs and have several email accounts with different providers it suits me well :)
     
  20. ericrwalker macrumors 68030

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    Mail.app, I have the gmail app, but never use it. Probably should just delete it.
     
  21. bTaryag macrumors member

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    Mail App.

    Works seamlessly with the rest of the OS.
     
  22. qtaran111 macrumors member

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    Dude thanks so much for this! Google don't seem to mention this anywhere.
     
  23. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    What is this hack called?

    and does anyone know how to get mail that you have forwarded to labels to come across in banner alerts like all the other mail does in the inbox?

    I just all the IMAP settings and nothing I can do make them show up on my phone.
     
  24. ValerieDurden macrumors 6502a

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    I use the gmail app, works pretty good but there are still some bugs that need to be worked out.
     
  25. troop231, Feb 13, 2012
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    troop231 macrumors 603

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    I was using Gmail exchange using the stock mail.app, but IMO it is garbage, it says you have 2 items in the trash even after you refresh it, I thought push was supposed to be better. With IMAP, I never had that issue. The point of exchange is so it's instantaneous.

    Anyways, back to using the stock IMAP Gmail with the stock mail.app :(
     

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