MAJOR prolem with IMAP and Gmail

joejoejoe

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Sep 13, 2006
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so I switched form pop to gmail on my iphone, and realized that a lot of my mail is missing, a LOT.

i checked on my apple mail, same thing. checked gmail.com, SAME THING

anybody know what's going on or what I should do??
 

Sobe

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Jul 6, 2007
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so I switched form pop to gmail on my iphone, and realized that a lot of my mail is missing, a LOT.

i checked on my apple mail, same thing. checked gmail.com, SAME THING

anybody know what's going on or what I should do??
Technically, no.

load up a 2nd account with pop so you aren't missing anything and wait for it to get sorted out.
 

joejoejoe

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Sep 13, 2006
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guess i should've covered all bases before posting, but all of it was in my trash.

it appears that all the gmail I ever checked since I enabled POP to use with Mac Mail/iPhone ended up getting forwarded to trash once I disabled pop and enabled IMAP.

careful to all of you who decide to make the switch.

p.s., the universal folders and two way communication of imap are great!
 

ojwk

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Sep 5, 2007
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Gmail IMAP worked terribly for me with Apple Mail in Leopard, I switched back to POP. It decided to download all of my mail, including all my conversations that had been archived and decided to put them all in my inbox as unread. Very annoying. Also it made changed to my Gmail inbox as opposed to the versions that it downloads (with POP). I'm annoyed I will have to use IMAP for the iPhone.
 

plinden

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When using IMAP, Mail will try to download all your messages (because it's designed to show exactly what's on the server), but you can set the preferences to download only headers until you view a message.

I have more than 3,000 messages (down from 10,000 last week, before I decided to clean it out) in my GMail account and it didn't take very long at all to get it all viewable on both my Mac and my iPhone.

Also, do a Google search for GMail IMAP hints. Edit: for example http://5thirtyone.com/archives/862
 

Nicolasdec

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Dec 7, 2006
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for Me IMAP has been working fine across 1 iphone 2 mac and 2 PC's. Im so happy Google added IMAP i was about to close my Gmail account and use somthing that did have IMAP.
 
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