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Use Gmail with any IMAP client, including the iPhone
Authored by: 6GTXEK on Oct 09, '07 08:42:30AM

One big problem with this method (at least in my experience) is that Gmail doesn't let you forward ALL mail - it will always exclude spam. This may be fine if you find Gmail's spam filter to be perfect, but what happens to me is that it has a very high false positive rate for messages from people I don't regularly communicate with. And since the only way to access your spam folder is through Gmail's web interface, I end up having to log in there regularly and dig through all the spam to make sure I haven't missed an important message. In the end, I found forwarding to be more trouble than it's worth and I've just learned to live with the web and POP3 interfaces.



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Use Gmail with any IMAP client, including the iPhone
Authored by: Schwie on Oct 09, '07 10:17:00AM

Then if Google/Gmail doesn't do it for you, try forwarding directly to AIM and from AIM forward a copy to your Gmail account (for archival purposes). I've found AIM to be an excellent IMAP provider.



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Use Gmail with any IMAP client, including the iPhone
Authored by: mjpjr on Oct 09, '07 11:41:27AM

See my response to the original msg regarding its complexity. With regard to your spam-not-spam recovery issue, pobox.com can be configured to send to you a summary message of (email addresses and subject headers) of what it considers spam that it is holding. You can then, from the summary message, click on whatever you want released to you. pobox.com will make some effort to then identify like messages and let them through to you in the future.



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Use Gmail with any IMAP client, including the iPhone
Authored by: kiltbear on Oct 09, '07 01:18:24PM

Actually, this is a feature for me. I find that google's spam filtering to be the best available for me. I've only gotten about 3 false positives in the last year.



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