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jjk454ss

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I'm trying to find the right email set up. If I forward all of my emails to my iCloud address, then I can have Push mail. If I use Gmail I have to use Fetch. Can I have all of my outgoing mail be sent for me Gmail address by default, but my incoming mail would be iCloud?

I still haven't found a third party email app that works well for me, I prefer to use the stock mail app if I can. Inbox by Gmail I'd good but killing my battery.
 

chestvrg

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Yes correct, all you have to do is add the SMTP outgoing mail server settings. I had it like this for a while, by forwarding all of my gmail into iCloud, thus pushing them and setting up outgoing mail server for gmail, and turning off the one from iCloud.

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jjk454ss

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Yes correct, all you have to do is add the SMTP outgoing mail server settings. I had it like this for a while, by forwarding all of my gmail into iCloud, thus pushing them and setting up outgoing mail server for gmail, and turning off the one from iCloud.

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I see now how to do it. Thanks. When I try to add the outgoing mail server I received an email from Google that and unsecure application was blocked. It says I cannot allow access but it may leave my account vulnerable. Is this just Google being stupid?
[doublepost=1481244276][/doublepost]Another thing to make this work properly. How do I set iCloud to archive mail instead of permanently delete it. One of the reasons I stopped using it is if I was done with an email I could never find a way to retrieve it again. I'd like it to operate like Gmail and just archive so I can go online and get it back if I need to. Is this possible?
 

chestvrg

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I wouldn't worry about google prompting you that message as long as you know it is you who is using these settings.
 
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chestvrg

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I've been wondering how to do this as well.

You must first forward your gmail email to your iCloud email, then add the gmail SMTP outgoing server, and finally turn off the iCloud outgoing SMTP server that'll leave only the gmail server on.
 

jjk454ss

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I wouldn't worry about google prompting you that message as long as you know it is you who is using these settings.

I wasn't worried about them prompting me with the message, I was more curious if it was OK to change that setting to allow what they consider unsecure apps. I just went ahead and did it. I've been playing around it and I still feel like this is not going to work well for me. I may have to continue to try third-party apps instead.
 

chestvrg

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Agree and again iCloud shouldn't be that insecure it's coming from Apple. Now, the complicated part comes with moving messages to the proper email folders. I used to have gmail setup up either way in order to move emails to my proper folders desired in order to be able to view them on my PC or from anywhere else.
 
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jjk454ss

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Why can't you get push from Gmail? Just use the Gmail app or Inbox app.

I've been using the Inbox app because I didn't like the Gmail app. But the Inbox app has been killing my battery. Of all the apps I have Inbox was using the most, and it's not like I check my email very often or even read email very often. Since the Gmail app was updated I am going to give that a try.
 

chestvrg

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Why can't you get push from Gmail? Just use the Gmail app or Inbox app.

The google app is very nice but still misses some functionalities due to iOS limitations, for example it can not be set as the default email app but little by little iOS is changing and letting third party apps gain more access to the iOS. I can't personally wait for Apple to finally allows us to set some third party apps as default.
 
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harlenmm77

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The google app is very nice but still misses some functionalities due to iOS limitations, for example it can not be set as the default email app but little by little iOS is changing and letting third party apps gain more access to the iOS. I can't personally wait for Apple to finally allows us to set some third party apps as default.

I have my Gmail account set up in ios mail. All outgoing mail goes through that, but anything coming in is through inbox. Works perfectly.
 
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jjk454ss

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The google app is very nice but still misses some functionalities due to iOS limitations, for example it can not be set as the default email app but little by little iOS is changing and letting third party apps gain more access to the iOS. I can't personally wait for Apple to finally allows us to set some third party apps as default.

I agree, I can't wait to set default apps. Might be wishful thinking for a long time though
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I have my Gmail account set up in ios mail. All outgoing mail goes through that, but anything coming in is through inbox. Works perfectly.

I set up the outgoing mail server in the mail app to use my Gmail account. So now if I click a link it still sends from my Gmail, I'm hoping that the Gmail app works for me now. I really liked Inbox, hopefully they fix the issue with the battery drain and then I can switch back to it if I don't like Gmail app
 
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I agree, I can't wait to set default apps. Might be wishful thinking for a long time though
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I set up the outgoing mail server in the mail app to use my Gmail account. So now if I click a link it still sends from my Gmail, I'm hoping that the Gmail app works for me now. I really liked Inbox, hopefully they fix the issue with the battery drain and then I can switch back to it if I don't like Gmail app

What battery drain issues?
 
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jjk454ss

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What battery drain issues?

In the last 24 hours 29%(highest of all the apps) of my usage was the inbox app. If I leave my phone for four or five hours it will drop over 40% not using it. Every time I check the battery usage Inbox is one of the highest apps for usage.
 

harlenmm77

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In the last 24 hours 29%(highest of all the apps) of my usage was the inbox app. If I leave my phone for four or five hours it will drop over 40% not using it. Every time I check the battery usage Inbox is one of the highest apps for usage.

It's something with your setup. I don't have that issue.
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jjk454ss

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Inbox, 5 hours of standby, under 60%
Gmail, 5 hours of standby, 99%
 
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