Solution for GMAIL push on iPad


mpuck972

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Works good, unless you already have an exchange account set up for work.
 

samcraig

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Works good, unless you already have an exchange account set up for work.
That's very true. And I do - but I don't need to have my work email synced with my iPad - I have my iPhone for that and I can always get my mail via the web browser on the iPad to take a "bigger" look
 

btcutter

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All push mail!

If you have an exchange account as well, this is a work around.

You can Setup Primary Exchange account then go to Gmail and have all your gmail forward to your exchange account. Bingo...all push mail.

You can do it the other way too.....Setup Gmail using Exchange and forward your "exchange mail" to Gmail....Bingo again!
 

dmk1974

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I'm having trouble with Gmail on my wife's iPad using both the exchange and standard Gmail method. I keep getting a message that I can't connect to the server. MobileMe works perfect. I even checked and used all of the exact same settings that are on my 3GS iPhone. Anyone else have a similar issue?
 

zub3qin

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Works good, unless you already have an exchange account set up for work.
Thanksfully iPhone OS 4 will support MULTIPLE exchange accounts. Too bad we won't see OS 4 for iPad for some time after iPhone... not sure why.
 

jster25

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I tried the Microsoft Exchange method for PUSH email with GMail, but for some reason, it doesn't pickup all mails that are "Starred." Anyone have any issues with this or know a solution?
 

NJRonbo

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I am having all my mail pushed across all
my computers, iPhone and iPad using MOBILEME.

Works great except that I have to use my
MOBILEME account to send out email which
I would rather not do. Instead I would like
to program it to use my GMAIL as outgoing.

What is the difference between creating an
EXCHANGE account and a MOBILEME account?
 

Doju

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I am having all my mail pushed across all
my computers, iPhone and iPad using MOBILEME.

Works great except that I have to use my
MOBILEME account to send out email which
I would rather not do. Instead I would like
to program it to use my GMAIL as outgoing.

What is the difference between creating an
EXCHANGE account and a MOBILEME account?
On the current OS (4.0 will change this) you can only have one exchange account, so Gmail will use that up if you need it for something else, you're in trouble.

But with exchange Gmail it will allow you to have email pushed just like MobileMe (but for free) and will allow you to reply from the Gmail account.
 

kes601

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I had a problem w/the Exchange setup where the Mail app would never download all messages in my folders even if I set no limit to the amount of mail to sync AND I told it to push multiple folders, it would still only go back a few days. That wasn't going to work, so I left Exchange setup to push my Contacts and Calendars and setup a regular GMail account on the iPad and installed Pushmail to notify me of when I had mail. This is working great for me.

Just thought I would mention it in case others had problems with getting mail within folders/labels to show.
 

telecomm

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Thanks for this!

I stumbled upon this post trying to look up info about enabling Gmail push on my iPad. I'm really glad to have this working! (Now I'm just waiting for multiple Exchange account support with the next iOS update.)