mobile mail scenario

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by irun5k, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. irun5k macrumors 6502

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    So, I'm finding that the way gmail (and potentially others) works on the iPhone is not what fits my usage.

    The phone is not my primary email client. I'm basically a 98% gmail web-interface user. However, when I'm away from home or a browser for an extended period, I'd like to be able to check up on my mail.

    Right now, I get tons of email on the phone that I don't want to get on the device. I've already read it via the web interface. So I can either delete them all regularly, or leave them and ignore the "unread" indicator on the launcher.

    What I'd really like is this: when I explicitly check my mail on the phone, I'd like to only see messages that would show as unread in the gmail web interface. If I've already read it online, I don't want a copy on my phone.

    Am I some kind of a freak for wanting this type of functionality? Actually, if gmail offered a clean, iPhone-formatted web client, I'd probably just use that.
     
  2. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    You need a mail server that supports IMAP to do what you want with the iPhone.
     
  3. irun5k thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, I set up a new Yahoo! account because I had the same theory. I still get the emails on my phone, but at least they are marked as read if i read them in the web client first. I suppose this is as close as I'll ever get to what I really want.
     

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