Some questions about email...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by danerh, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. danerh macrumors member

    Nov 16, 2006
    If you are sitting next to your computer, iphone in your pocket, with say a pop3 email client such as gmail on both devices, and you receive an email. Does the email go to both devices, and when you sync with your computer, what impact, if any does it have on either inbox?
    I'd like to get my head around this one issue... i mean... if you left the office for a few hours, got a few emails, would you then get back to have those emails still in mail on your mac? and vice verca... how does it work?
    Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
  2. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    POP can be confusing enough as it is, and the way gmail works with it is even more so. argh. :)

    From what I've seen, if you set your iPhone up to fetch your gmail, it will pull a copy of emails down from gmail, but still leaves them on the gmail server. So if you check your gmail via the web interface, the emails should still show up there.

    You really can't use POP to keep stuff in sync. So if your iPhone pulls down new email, and you read/delete it, the gmail server has no clue that you deleted it on the iPhone, so when you check your gmail via the web, the email you deleted on your iPhone will still be sitting there on the web part.

    That probably confused you more than helped. Sorry! :)

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