Small IMAP on iPhone question

GuillaumeB

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I understand that setting IMAP on the client s basically reproducing
the web interface and that messages are not completely downloaded. Am
I right?
Does it mean that my client will not download several hundreds of MB
of emails and eat up the memory of my phone?

In fact i was wondering what exactly is downloaded before setting up GMail
IMAP on a phone
 

silbeej

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i have gmail imap, and all it downloads are the inbox, and then has a list of folders that are the ones you have on gmail. It only downloads from all mail the number that you tell it to under the settings. I have it at 25, and it doesn't take too long.
 

GuillaumeB

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Oh OK that's pretty cool, I was afraid it would suck up my phone data bandwidth. No the downside is that if i want to look for a particular that I received 3 months ago, I 'll have to go to the web interface...
Anyway, can't wait for Nov 29 th to grab my iPhone over here in France. Thanks for your reply
 
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