I am currently forwarding my pop gmail to my ".me" email address so that my gmail is pushed to my iphone. I also have it set up so that my outgoing mail server is set to smtp.gmail.com so that when I respond to emails from my iphone, the responses come from my gmail email address. Anyway, I am thinking about switching over to IMAP gmail but I'm not sure how it would work with MobileMe. The main reason I'm considering IMAP is because if I send a message from my iphone, I'd like it to show up in my sent items on my laptop(s) as well; however, I can see running into problems when deleting messages on my iphone. Under my current setup, I can delete emails from my iphone without worrying about those emails being deleted from the server and my laptops. This makes sense because I have a limited amount of storage space on my iphone so I frequently delete messages off of it. If I switch over to IMAP, when I delete messages from my iphone they will also be deleted from the server, right? While I do like the idea of having a message marked as read if I've already read it on my iphone, I don't like the idea of messages getting deleted just because I deleted them on my iphone. Is there a way to delete messages on the iphone completely while having those messages remain on the server in a Trash or Deleted Items folder? How do you guys deal with this problem?