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Make iPhone, Apple Mail, and GMail POP work together
Authored by: ipearx on Mar 25, '08 02:04:59PM

There's nothing wrong with this hint, this method is useful then you can set up filters specific to your iphone account.

POP does have it's advantages, although Google Mail pop works a bit differently to normal.
For a start it never removes anything off the server once loaded, instead it flags things as being downloaded already, and you have to add "recent:" to the front of your pop username so it downloads the last 30 days of email again.

Basically if you have more than one computer, leave the main master computer without "recent:" and all others add the "recent:" to the front of your pop username.

If you're not using Gmail, the best way to use pop on multiple computers is to set them all up to "leave mail on the server" permanently, except for 1 master computer that deletes mail off the server after 30 days.

The advantage of POP is it downloads all mail completely, which is a good backup, you're not reliant on the server at all.

Google Mail also has the advantage over normal POP setups that if you send through the google SMTP servers all your sent mail is saved as well.

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