Currently Being ModeratedApr 12, 2013 11:56 AM (in response to official_style)
That's because you have set it up as POP mail. I give you credit for figuring out the workaround, but there is still that one drawback.
Why not try using the Gmail app instead? It provides push. Also, I just downloaded an app called Mailbox which I really love actually. There was a short wait until it activated but I'm very happy with it.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 12, 2013 11:59 AM (in response to pdroth)
i actually like the apple email app, and i still have to use my roadrunner account, thro POP. i really do not want to have 2 email apps i have to use, i am determined to get this working with the apple email app. any ideas why the emails from the iphone using port 465 while on the same wifi network as the ipad on port 507 are taking forever to send, while the ipad emails go out instantly? im bored and need a challange and i am going to do my best to get this to work with the apple email app lol
Currently Being ModeratedApr 12, 2013 12:04 PM (in response to official_style)
ok making progress. the emails are now showing up as being read from one device to another, and also if deleted on one device they are deleted on the other. now the only thing i have to figure out is why the iphone 5 using port 465 is so slow to send emails. i am almost complete with my idea, and it is mostly working except for that minor problem.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 12, 2013 12:05 PM (in response to official_style)
Sadly, you won't get push to work with gmail unless you set it up as an exhange account. Unfortunately, if you've never had that setup that way you won't be able to, as google has discontinued support for it back in January. Only existing devices can keep it, no new devices will connect.
You will never get Push to work with gmail in the stock Mail app until google allows it.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 12, 2013 12:11 PM (in response to pdroth)
i have it working now. i have gmail forwarding my email to my me/icloud email, which are then pushed to the device instantly, when i respond it shows as coming from my gmail account since i disabled the apple outgoing smtp server and am using the gmail one. i just tested it a bunch of times, gmails are definetly being pushed to my iphone and ipad, coming thru instantly.
the only problem i cant figure out is why the iphone 5 is so slow to send thru the gmail server when the ipad sends instantly.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 12, 2013 12:12 PM (in response to official_style)
nice work - i'm going to remember this for anyone else who is interested. the caveat being that they need to have another email to forward to, etc.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 12, 2013 12:14 PM (in response to pdroth)
just forward the gmail to the icloud/mobile me email. still cant figure out the slow sending from the iphone vs the ipad maybe this is a problem with gmail port 465?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 12, 2013 12:42 PM (in response to official_style)
fixed the slow sending email from the iphone 5 problem! i was using the outgoing default server from when i setup gmail thru the apple mail app. delete that, add a new gmail server, port 587, and it sends just as fast as the ipad now. GREAT SUCCESS!!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 8, 2013 8:14 AM (in response to official_style)
How did you manage to show your emails as being read ?
If you read it on your iPhone, do they appear as being read on Gmail (from the web or Gmail app) ?