Mail app configuration

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ScottXe, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. ScottXe macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2010
    I am using Gmail and would like to configure the mail app to receive the emails. I would like to download a copy of all emails from my gmail server in my iPad 2 but do not need to delete the emails on gmail server. Where can I configure the mail app to accomplish it. Thanks!
  2. chiu macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2013
    Hi Scott, I think once you set up your gmail with the email app it will automatically download all the emails from your gmail account.
  3. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    Your question is unclear. Sounds like you're thinking in terms of the old POP3 email setups where emails would be deleted from the host after being downloaded to the computer?

    Default gmail setup on iOS devices uses IMAP, which is different from POP3. Effectively the ipad presents a view into your mailbox on gmail with copies of the most recent emails cached on the ipad. Any actions you take on the ipad are also effected on the server; read an email and it's marked as read, archive an email and it's archived on gmail, etc.

    Is that what you're looking to accomplish? Or do you want no changes to be made to the email on gmail?

    If the former, then just set it up as a new account under Settings->Mail,Contacts,Calendars->AddAccount and select Google
  4. xshawn macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2013

  5. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Since there are options at Gmail to turn both POP and IMAP "on" or "off", you'd better check at the web interface to see what yours are.

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