Neatest system for pushing Gmail

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by tednol, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. tednol macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2008
    Hello people,

    I use Gmail for my personal email and like many people, I am really hoping Gmail go down the Yahoo! route of allowing their email to be pushed to the iPhone in a straightforward manner.

    As it is, I am having to make do with a cobbled together solution. I've got two email accounts set up on my iPhone. The first is my IMAP Gmail account, and the second is my MobileMe account. I'm currently forwarding all emails to my Gmail to my MobileMe account, and the push is working fine.

    However, the problem with this system is having to see every email twice. When I open mail to read the mail that has been pushed, the iPhone automatically downloads from my Gmail IMAP account.

    Now, I can't delete my IMAP account as having it on my iPhone is the only way I can send emails that come from my Gmail address. I also do not want to change the Gmail forwarding settings to delete/archive email from Gmail when forwarding to MobileMe, as I use Gmail regularly.

    Can anyone suggest a better system than the one I'm using now? It doesn't have to be free...


  2. kcjason macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2008
    I do the same thing and have found a way to only see my MobileMe inbox on my iphone but send from my Gmail address. I have Gmail and while I have Gmail archive all of my messages going to my .mac/mobile me account, I can send using gmail and dont see that inbox on my iphone. This is what I did... I set up both accounts in Mail on my Mac, once you have set up your Gmail as an account, Mail allows you to use Gmail as your outgoing SMTP. I synced my iphone with both accounts checked off to sync. After the sync, I went into settings on my iphone and deactivated my Gmail account. The iphone still sends using gmail's SMTP but the only inbox I see on the phone is my mobileme inbox. This probably also would work if you just manually set your SMTP server on your iphone. Let me know if you have any questions.

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