How to setup gmail using microsoft exchange?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gaanee, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. gaanee macrumors 6502a

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    I followed the instructions here:
    http://support.google.com/mobile/bin/answer.py?hl=en-GB&answer=138740

    but it doesn't show the emails :confused:

    Does setting up through MS Exchange offers any benefit over the default mail app?
    For some reason it doesn't allow you to delete email from gmail account but gives option to archive, where as, on yahoo mail you can, so I was trying to setup through Exchange.
     
  2. whsbuss macrumors 68040

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    Here's how to setup deleted emails on iOS:

    On the iPhone, in Safari go to m.google.com/sync

    Login and choose iPhone in the manage devices screen. Under settings on that screen, choose 'delete email as trash'. This is how its done using Exchange on gmail for iOS.
     
  3. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    You're not setting it up "through Exchange". Either way you're using the default mail app. You're setting it up as Exchange (i.e. using ActiveSync).

    Benefits are push, contacts and calendars sync.

    Are you sure mail is selected? Verify under Settings->Mail, Contacts, Calendars and then select your gmail account.
     
  4. gaanee thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  5. whsbuss macrumors 68040

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    I have been using Gmail via MS-exchange or better named Active-sync since it was available. If you google gmail exchange setup for iPhone you will find the steps required to get it done. Only newer email will be available, but you can change that setting..... after you set it up, choose the Gmail account in the mail settings, and select the Mail Days to sync.

    And as I mentioned earlier, setup the m.google.com/sync options for deleted email.
     
  6. Nogspena macrumors newbie

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    Perfect ! Works seamless delete does now go to trash instead of archive. Could not stand archiving prior to this set up. Thanks again for the tip.
     
  7. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Do a forum search. This has been explained in several threads before.
     

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