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.