Tutorial needed: AOL Imap/Gmail/mail.app

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by whyrichard, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

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    Hey,


    is there a tutorial for configuring iphone and mail.app with gmail/aol imap?


    all the different solutions are getting confused... i need a walk through....


    thanks!

    r.
     
  2. ibelite macrumors newbie

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    i wouldnt do aol imap, i tried it and its slow as heck, but esentially if u set it up on mail.app, u can sync it with iphone.

    Heres how to do it.

    1. Remove ALL email account from iPhone and i mean all :)

    2. Open mail.app, File > add account > imap account > enter email address [Continue]

    3.
    incoming mail server: imap.aim.com
    username: whatever it is
    password: whatever it is
    [Continue]

    4.
    Outgoing mail server: smtp.gmail.com
    Make sure "Use authentication" is checked
    username: your gmail username
    password: your gmail password
    [Continue]

    5.
    let the spiny-thing spin for a bit, give it a minute and it will present you with a summary.
    [Continue]

    6. Sync iphone with mac, the mail account will be automatically transfered


    Hope this helps
    -Andrew
     
  3. whyrichard thread starter macrumors 68000

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    thank you so much andrew!

    alas, quite simple.... do i need to do anything on the gmail webpage or the aol website?


    also... aol mail seems to be not able to sign on new users right now... all day really...


    thanks!


    r.
     
  4. ibelite macrumors newbie

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    yes, you have to first get an aim.com 2gb imap account :). Im guessing its down due to the sudden surge of interest by the iphone community, then again i could be wrong :p

    Now forward all your gmail to the aim email
    gmail.com > login > settings > forwarding and pop > "Forward a copy of incoming mail to..." [enter urNewAimImap@aim.com]

    btw dont use iGmail gateway, i jsut got temporarily banend
     
  5. whyrichard thread starter macrumors 68000

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    awesome...


    some questions about imap:

    after syncing, should i deactivate the aol/imap account on my mail.app... it doesn't need to be downloading right? or should i use the aol/imap account instead to take advantage of imap features?

    ...and what are the features of imap mail?

    thank you so much!
    r.
     
  6. whyrichard thread starter macrumors 68000

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    ...and also, is it really slow as heck? which aspect of it? it is not really 'push' eh?

    thanks,

    r.
     
  7. whyrichard thread starter macrumors 68000

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    no way to get imap to push?


    never satisfied!

    thanks for all da help!

    r.
     

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