Is Gmail's IMAP supported on iPod Touch?

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  1. MmmPancakes macrumors 6502

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    I was just looking at the blog post mentioned below, and was wondering if anyone knows if Gmail's newly announced IMAP service is compatible with the iPod Touch? It makes since that it would be since it runs very well on the iPhone, but was wondering if anyone has had experience with this?

    How to Configure Gmail IMAP on iPhone and iPod Touch
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    It's just a mail protocol. The Touch Mail client is pinched straight from the iPhone right?

    It'll work.
     
  3. RazerM macrumors member

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    It should work, but IMAP hasn't been enabled on my gmail account yet.
     
  4. MmmPancakes thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't have it either. I've been impatiently clicking the settings tab all morning waiting for it to display.
     
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    The Touch doesn't (yet) have a Mail client without hacking. At least mine doesn't.
     
  7. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    I know, that's why I said "pinched straight from the iPhone" ;)
     
  8. madmaxmedia macrumors 68030

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    It works. :)

    (as the Google's instructions say, don't use the default GMail setup on the Touch which assumes POP, you need to select 'Other' and manually set up the IMAP access.)
     
  9. Pared macrumors 65816

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    Damn it, I don't have it enabled on my email either.

    C'mon Google, quit dropping the ball! :D
     
  10. madmaxmedia macrumors 68030

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    They didn't drop the ball, it's a 'beta' product. ;)

    I think they are rolling it out over the next few days to everybody.

    It's great to have, makes the email app on the Touch much more useful (since I use GMail for my main account.)
     
  11. MmmPancakes thread starter macrumors 6502

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    IMAP Is now supported in my Gmail account. I successfully set up the mail app in my iPod Touch to work with it.

    It's very nice. It's nice to have access to my sent folder, as well as all my labels. I recommend it.
     
  12. motownflip macrumors regular

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    I got it to sync with my touch, but I can't seem to send from it. I've verified the hostname, username, and password, but no luck.
     
  13. tonybeyondo macrumors member

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    Works great for me - just have to enable Imap in gmail settings. Then follow the directions through gmail help. Earlier today my account hadn't been updated but i checked it tonight and got it to work. This is just what ive been waiting for! It makes the touch mail useable if you are a gmail user.

    Now google's got to enable the keyboard in docs :D
     
  14. lupka macrumors newbie

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    I am still impatiently waiting for them to enable IMAP on my gmail account. That will be a wonderful moment...
     
  15. voodoo411 macrumors newbie

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    i have IMAP enable on my gmail account since.... years. so mail app on my touch works just fine first moment i set it up
     
  16. mooty macrumors regular

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    how have you go the mail application onto the touch ?
     
  17. MmmPancakes thread starter macrumors 6502

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    users who jailbreaked their iPod touch and installed the iphone's mail app will be able to use gmail's IMAP feature.
     
  18. csmitty macrumors regular

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    Just curious but what does Gmails IMAP offer over the POP? I do notice a bunch of different folders in my schools IMAP client. and my Gmail POP only 3. Is that main difference? Since actually its easier for me to use Gmail on the go than my default IMAP since i had to set it up through my cable provider. which is less than reliable. at home it works fine and on campus, but anywhere else not so much. says can't connect to the outgoing mail server.
     
  19. lupka macrumors newbie

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    My gmail account finally got IMAP enabled. it was the happiest moment of my day. Its so much better than the old default gmail on the mail application.
     

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