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Make iPhone, Apple Mail, and GMail POP work together
Authored by: cpragman on Mar 25, '08 09:32:49AM

I agree with the other posters, use IMAP instead.

If you insist on using POP, another way to eliminate the race condition between apple mail and GMail that is easier is to modify the mail server settings in Apple Mail. In the advanced settings, you can choose to leave "messages on the server" for a specific period of time. That will ensure that GMail has an opportunity to grab a copy of the messages too.



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Make iPhone, Apple Mail, and GMail POP work together
Authored by: ipearx on Mar 25, '08 01:32:39PM

Sorry Gmail completely ignores this setting, and always leaves mail on the server.

To download messages again, you are meant to add "recent:" to the front of your pop username, and it will force the mail app to download the last 30 days again.



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Make iPhone, Apple Mail, and GMail POP work together
Authored by: cpragman on Mar 27, '08 05:25:36AM

GMail may ignore this setting, but it works for Apple Mail, which is all that really matters. Apple Mail only needs to leave the mail on the server for a few extra minutes to resolve the race condition and give GMail a chance to grab it's copy too.



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