How have you got Gmail set up and why?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jabingla2810, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

    Oct 15, 2008
    Default Gmail set-up?

    Im having trouble with deleted messages, and the archive.....

    Anyhow, how have you done it, and why does this way work for you?

    In an ideal world, I would like Push notifications, and when I delete an email it goes to my trash..... not the archive or "all mail" folder....

    Ill be interested in reading your replies :)
  2. sammich macrumors 601


    Sep 26, 2006
    I don't have another push exchange account to add (ie for work) so I've got Gmail with ActiveSync.

    When I first started using Gmail on my iPhone I wished that swipe-to-delete in the Mail app could be changed to 'archive'. I was pleasantly surprised that I had my wish all along :)
  3. stridemat Moderator


    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    I use IMAP, set on hourly fetches. However I do seem to get emails as soon as they are sent. Works well for me so I have no reason to change.
  4. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
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    IMAP with 30 min fetch. I hope to someday soon use my work account on my iPhone, so I don't want to set up an exchange account.

    Deleting really deletes for me - I just use "move" if I want to archive.
  5. svndmvn Guest

    Nov 6, 2007
    I use an app called PushGMail for its push notifications, works really well. Sorry can't help for the deleting/archiving thing, don't really need the emails I delete..
  6. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    Washington, DC
    I set up rules in gmail to forward certain messages to my yahoo account and yahoo pushes notifications. When I get an alert I go into my gmail and check the message. Every month or so I just go in and delete all the messages in my Yahoo account. I like this way more then the others because this way I don't get notified when I get non-urgent emails.
  7. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    I used to use IMAP with push but now I use Exchange.

    The new way gets me messages even faster than push did, so that's pretty cool. But it has some won't show you your full inbox, for example. Only the last 20 or 30 messages.

    Lately I've been wondering if the benefits are worth the downsides...I may actually be switching back to IMAP soon.
  8. heyp macrumors 6502

    Jan 29, 2008
    i have it setup with exchange... the push is nice but it won't allow searching on the server for whatever reason... has anyone figured out how to have both?
  9. Dan73 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 30, 2009
    You do know you can now setup GMail as a exchange and get email pushed to you?
  10. rwilliams macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2009
    Raleigh, NC
    I think he only wants certain important emails pushed to him on the iPhone, so he has Gmail forward those messages to Yahoo, which then pushes it to his iPhone. Gmail would notify him of every single message he received, important or otherwise.

    As for me, I use the standard Gmail setup. I have my Zimbra work account using ActiveSync.
  11. whatupg1 macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2009
    Can you please explain the pros and cons to me of setting up Gmail through exchange as opposed to IMAP. Do I need an exchange server???

    I have my Gmail setup as IMAP and it fetches every hour on my iPhone. If I delete a message on my iPhone it is also deleted in Gmail (online) and also my mail app on my iMac and Macbook. Seems to work well for me since it keeps Gmail in sync across all my devices that I use.

    Just wondering what additional benifts I would gain if setup as an exchange account if at all possible for me since since it's my personal Gmail account and not tied to a corporate server or anything.

  12. ctt1wbw macrumors 68000


    Jan 17, 2008
    Seaford VA
    I have mine setup as an Exchange account. It was so easy even I could do it. Plus, with that I can sync my contacts and my calendar. It's great!
  13. Mystikal macrumors 68020


    Oct 4, 2007
    Irvine, CA
    Push push push with exchange. I like getting emails instantly :D.
  14. jonv macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2005
    Currently just using mobile safari to read gmail on the web.

    My gmail all sits in my inbox and is 'managed' with labels and starred items. Very rarely do I delete anything and I have not explored the archive facility.

    What would be the best way to set up gmail on the iPhone Mail app? Not worried about push email but don't want all my gmail ibox (approching 1Gb) brought down to the iPhone.
  15. bozzykid macrumors 68020

    Aug 11, 2009
    The Google Sync page gives you the exact instructions on how to setup Gmail using Exchange. The limitations are: a) delete actually archives mail instead of moving to the trash b) you can only see 30 days of emails c) you can't search your mailbox and d) items deleted from the inbox but still have the inbox label still show up

    Frankly, I still using imap because of all the limitations Google has on using Exchange.
  16. TLewis macrumors 65816

    Sep 19, 2007
    left coast, US
    While I do have gmail set up via google's IMAP servers, I mainly use the gmail web site in safari, because the iPhone's blows. To get "push" notification, I just use gmail filters to selectively autoforward mail to a push-enabled account (I happen to use mobileme, but Yahoo's free push service would work, too).
  17. outphase macrumors 65816

    Jun 13, 2009
    Parts Unknown
    I am currently using the default IMAP-based solution. The Google Sync/Exchange option only archives mails when you delete them, and I delete frequently from my inbox.
  18. BMacUC macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2009
    Currently have my gmail setup thru exchange. Pros: instant email notification, sync contacts and calendars. Cons: stops pushing/syncing randomly (have had to delete/setup acct multiple times), destroys battery life (notice 50%+ increase with push off), can't search entire inbox.

    Used PushGmail app previously but hated waiting for inbox to load new messages each time opening mail app (I get ALOT of gmails everyday).
  19. kidwithdimples macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2007
  20. nikhsub1 macrumors 68020


    Jun 19, 2007
    mmmm... jessica.'s beer...
    Me too. I am using IMAP with 15 min fetch but my phone gets them as soon as my comp does.... sometimes before. If you setup IMAP when you delete, the message will go to the trash, not archive. The exchange setup is completely whack. I do however have my contacts and calender setup via push and that works great.

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