iOS and Gmail fight constantly

rickeames

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I'm beyond frustrated, but I suspect Google is actually at fault here.

On my iPad:

  • Gmail App works perfectly, but sucks generally as an email client.
  • Outlook won't fetch my gmail accounts, particularly hosted domain gmail accounts.
  • Mail App won't fetch my gmail accounts (same as above)
  • Spark is sporadic in fetching email from Google.

So I'm left having to rely on the crappy Gmail App which I suspect uses a protocol that isn't IMAP?

IMAP is enabled, and the setting for "trust clients" is enabled.

Anyone solve this issue? I hate deleting and adding my accounts repeatedly to get it to work. It's maddening and takes too much time to refetch everything.
 

avtella

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I have not had any issues with the official gmail app but I use Easilydo Mail app which works just as well with more features you can try and see if that helps.
 

martint235

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I have not had any issues with the official gmail app but I use Easilydo Mail app which works just as well with more features you can try and see if that helps.
Me too currently. I am still looking for the perfect app as I've been with Gmail long enough not to have a number in my email address.

I keep going back to Airmail but find it uses more battery than other apps. I also go back to the iOS Mail app every so often but having to have it set to fetch every 15 mins is a pain
 

steve23094

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Because of it's market share Gmail has opted not to follow the same rules as everybody else, for example how they handle folders with tags. It's probably a smarter way to do it but it tends to be the first in line when things break. That's why I migrated from Gmail to iCloud and have been satisfied since.
 

Surrix

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I had major problems with Outlook with fetching Gmail for maybe a month before the last update to Outlook. Since the last update (a week ago maybe?), I haven't had any more problems.
 

avtella

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Easilydo is the one I found to be the best, I use push rather than fetch for mail and no battery issues.
 

JM

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Came here to say this. Inbox is amazing. Haven't looked back since using it.
(Not poking a bear intentially)
Are you saying you find Inbox's schizophrenic orgnanization appealing and manageable? I like all Invox has to offer but it's organization and inbox display requires some serious mental work to get through.

And I love their save to inbox...
 

cswifx

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Are you saying you find Inbox's schizophrenic orgnanization appealing and manageable? I like all Invox has to offer but it's organization and inbox display requires some serious mental work to get through.

And I love their save to inbox...
I disabled all the automatic labelling, other than for Google Play's services, the inbox isn't organized automatically into the cesspool that is the labelling system.
 
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JM

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I disabled all the automatic labelling, other than for Google Play's services, the inbox isn't organized automatically into the cesspool that is the labelling system.
Boom. I'll give that a shot. Thank you
 

Statusnone88

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(Not poking a bear intentially)
Are you saying you find Inbox's schizophrenic orgnanization appealing and manageable? I like all Invox has to offer but it's organization and inbox display requires some serious mental work to get through.

And I love their save to inbox...
I think I turn all their organization stuff off because my inbox is sorted normally. But I do enjoy the push of having a native gmail app, rather than Apple's email app resorting to only fetch with gmail accounts.
 

Beelzbub

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I stopped using Gmail, signed up for Outlook.com and forward all my Gmail to my Outlook.com account so I do not miss anything. Outlook.com plays nicer with the stock apps on the iPhone & iPad (mail, contacts, & calendars). Haven't looked back.
 
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JM

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I stopped using Gmail, signed up for Outlook.com and forward all my Gmail to my Outlook.com account so I do not miss anything. Outlook.com plays nicer with the stock apps on the iPhone & iPad (mail, contacts, & calendars). Haven't looked back.
Does outlook.com provide push notifications to iPhone? (Through exchange perhaps?)
 
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