iPhone Mail: Set up GMail through 'GMail' or 'Other'->IMAP

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  1. Surely Guest

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    Is there a difference between setting up your GMail account on the iPhone through the 'GMail' option or through the 'Other' option, and then select IMAP?

    I originally had it set up through the GMail option, but then read through the iPhone Supersession PDF, and it advises you to set up GMail through the 'Other'->IMAP option.

    My original setup seemed to be functioning fine, but I was under the impression that I was missing out on some functionality because it wasn't set up the way the Supersession recommended.

    Does it not setup using IMAP if you select 'GMail'?

    Much obliged.
     
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    if you are running 1.1.3 or 1.1.4 use the GMail setup option, as it now uses IMAP by default.

    TEG
     
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    I can't imagine why you'd set up Gmail through Other when there is a Gmail option! I have mine set up with IMAP through the Gmail option and it works fine.
     
  4. Surely thread starter Guest

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    Thanks. I had a feeling that that was the case, but wanted to make sure.

    I appreciate the quick responses.:cool:
     
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    Unless you still have 1.1.2 or lower. :p
     
  7. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    It changes how archiving and deleting work on your iPhone, unless you're still on 1.1.2
     
  8. Surely thread starter Guest

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    True enough. I should have mentioned in my original post that my iPhone is a non-jailbroken 1.1.4.
     
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    New question:

    I was looking through the 'Info' tab in iTunes while my iPhone was synced, and I scrolled down to this in the 'Mail Accounts' section. **See below for snapshot of what I am talking about.

    Does this mean that my gmail account is set up as IMAP, and if I want it to be a POP account (not that I do), I need to check that box? Or is my account not syncing properly because that box isn't checked?
     

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