Question on IMAP and Exchange for gmail

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  1. hokiepokie07 macrumors 6502a

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    If I set up my gmail account for Exchange on my iPhone, that's not IMAP? So, my e-mail will not look the same on my computer, iPhone, and gmail.com?

    If I want them to be the same on all, I'll have to use IMAP on all of them, and not exchange on my phone, right?
     
  2. cotxia macrumors newbie

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    I'm not sure exactly what you mean by "look the same", but assuming you mean read, unread, tags, etc then both will do that without a problem. They're just two different ways of exchanging the same info. One uses push which will deliver mail immediately, while the other uses fetch. In my experience both work well but I am currently using exchange.
     
  3. hokiepokie07 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I guess what I mean is, will the sync the same?

    For instance, let's say I delete an e-mail on my computer. I am using IMAP on my computer, so it will automatically delete it from my gmail.com. If I was using POP on my computer, it would not delete it from gmail.com, so when I log onto gmail.com, it will still be there.

    So my question is, if I use exchange on my iPhone, when I delete something, will it delete it from my computer and gmail.com?

    Does that make sense, or I am just typing way too much? ha
     
  4. shandyman Suspended

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    i'm using exchange on my iphone and imap on my pc, i delete email from one of my devices and it goes from all.
     
  5. hokiepokie07 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so, exchange uses IMAP then?

    what are the settings you used for Exchange on your iphone?

    I love IMAP because it syncs my gmail across everything I use, but I'd love to have push.
     
  6. w00master macrumors 65816

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    Exchange is exchange. It's a variant on IMAP, but actually does more.

    If you're concerned with true push, then you'll probably want to chose the exchange route for gmail. GMail on iPhone is not true Push.

    w00master
     
  7. shandyman Suspended

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    nope, exchange is seperate to imap, they both work via 'the cloud' with gmail's server which is what syncs all the others. exchange is great for push. i just got the settings from google.

    http://www.google.com/support/mobile/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=138740
     
  8. hokiepokie07 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I started the Gmail on Exchange on my iphone. Now, when I click on inbox to get all my e-mails to show up, none show up and it just sits there with "checking for mail ..."
     
  9. shandyman Suspended

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    weird, is the net connection working ok on the iPhone? have you put in your email address and password in right? only things i could suggest
     
  10. hokiepokie07 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry for all the questions, but how do you get rid of the [Gmail] folder on exchange gmail?

    For the normal Gmail I just put in [Gmail] and it went away.
     
  11. hokiepokie07 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It seems to be working, but all my mail is going to the All Mail folder under GMAIL.

    I'd like to use it like GMAIL where I could just insert [Gmail] and the [Gmail] folder would go away.

    I'd like to use Inbox as Inbox, Sent Mail as Sent Mail, etc.

    I can't find the settings to use for this like in the Gmail settings.
     
  12. hokiepokie07 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    weird, my inbox is only showing two e-mails as well ...
     
  13. hokiepokie07 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok, I think everything is working fine now, I just want to get rid of the [Gmail] folder on Exchange.

    I knew how to do it on GMail, but how do I do it on Exchange?

    thanks
     
  14. TurdFerguson macrumors 6502

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    What about the gmail button? Does that set it up
    Imap or exchange?
     
  15. shandyman Suspended

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    gmail sets it up as imap, you have to choose exchange to set it up as exchange.
     
  16. hokiepokie07 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Do you know how I get rid of the [GMail] and all the subfolders on exchange?
     
  17. shandyman Suspended

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    nope, i never managed to get rid of them on imap
     
  18. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    To get rid of it on IMAP, go to the GMail's web interface, go to labs and install Advanced IMAP tools, then you can uncheck which folders you don't want showing up on IMAP.
     
  19. hokiepokie07 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How do you get rid of them on exchange though?
     

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