2056 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 8, 2009 6:17 PM by AriGoldFilms
IMAP = What you do on iPhone or PC will show up on the other.
POP3 = Does not.
Note that by just putting in your address and password into the iPhone email client this is not full IMAP support. Search Google for their step-by-step guide to setup Gmail manually for proper IMAP support.
Edit - Also, IMAP for Gmail is disabled by default, you have to into your settings on your computer and enable IMAP.
Message was edited by: Randy Fast
So just to clarify:
If I want each device to work independently, I want POP, correct??
If I check on the iPHone, I want to be able to delete it out of the inbox and not have the message download every again, ON THAT DEVICE!!!
If I check in on the Mac, I want to be able to delete it from the inbox and not have the message download again.
I don't want it to matter whether I check one before the other. I need both to check and delete independently.
Which settings do I need?
Use "recent mode" on Gmail for both devices. That solves the problem. Only issue is that will cause all the emails of the past month to re-download to all your devices, so you'll end up re-deleting a huge pile of mail. But once that's done-with, all your devices can all access the mail fresh from now on.
Look for instructions in Gmail help. Basically it means adding the text "recent:" to your POP login info, as in recent:firstname.lastname@example.org instead of just email@example.com.