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Gmail on iphone

I have looked all over and cannot find a simple answer to my problem. I want to get all my gmail messages in both my iphone inbox, and my inbox. i can get all my messages if i enable recent mode in the settings on my iphone, but then i get all of my sent messages in my inbox as if i have CCed myself on every message. if i turn recent mode off, then i don't get my sent messages, but i don't get most of my new messages in both inboxes. if i look at a message on the iphone, that message does not appear in my inbox on my laptop. if I look at a message on my laptop, it does not show up in inbox on the iphone. Is there any solution to this?

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Re: gmail on iphone

Hello, I agree with Veggie Boy - This will solve your problem. You will also need to sign into your GMail account and under settings you will need to turn IMAP access on. Good Luck! Dr. Know

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Re: gmail on iphone

Gmail recently released IMAP protocol. I suggest you use this protocol instead of POP servers. Go to Setting in Gmail and choose IMAP instead of POP. There is a video tutorial on new servers. This should solve your Gmail issues.

Posted on Nov 02, 2007

Re: gmail on iphone

Set GMail to not archive or delete mail after it is downloaded.

Posted on Sep 23, 2007

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1. Go to your yahoo account in a regular browser on your computer. Makesure you're using the new version of Yahoo mail (the one that looks andfeels like outlook).

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