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Thread: So now what for POP3 mail?

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    It seems to be the way gmail is built. Up until a week ago I was using both gmail and email from my ISP. All worked ok. Checking two places for email was getting a little tiresome so I decided to setup gmail to fetch mail from my ISP via POP and I'd just use gmail. This worked great for a couple of days. gmail would fetch the POP mail every 15 minutes. Then it started to slow down to every 2 hours. A week later and now it's almost 24hrs between fetches. Very annoying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerngaus View Post
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    Again...let me try this for you..go to POP server settings and forward a copy to your gamil account. Set your gmail account to allow you to respond from the addredd the incoming message is recieved from. See if thatr fixes your issue. I will be it does
    Thanks.

    That might be a temporary work-around, but that is not how it is designed to work - or how it was working.

    Is there a way this forum can collectively get Google's attention to fix the problem. None of us want to have to monkey with settings when they have a problem.

    I can't imagine telling my clients to "go figure it out" in lieu of fixing the issue.[/QUOTE]


    Well maybe we can send this forum link to Google . As far as a work around. I actually think it's better.

    Let me expaling. On my settings it's a incoming message to gmail not anothe pop account. Gmail is pushed directly to my device. As a test I send an email from work. To my home email. Then it forwards to my gmail account and is pushed t me. It takes about 30 seconds each time to get it. This allows me to see my emails immediately. Not in 15 minutes.

    Now all this is to me is a better way to do it. In gmail change your settings as I have said to respond from what account the email was recieved. So literally it's like i'm responding from ym home email at work on my Droid. No one ever knows its not coming from there.

    Just the way I see it. You can do this with however many emails you want and no one would even know the difference. Now your email is pushed and synced with your device. If you delete from your device by accident. It's still on the server to your other email. So when you get home and open Office (in my case) it oulls the original and all the replies down also. This works as good as my old BB and has been rock solid since I got my Droid
    Sometimes , It is what it is !
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    Yes, that is a better solution if forwarding is possible. My ISP does not allow it. So I'm out of luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by re410 View Post
    Yes, that is a better solution if forwarding is possible. My ISP does not allow it. So I'm out of luck.

    Who's your ISP
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbmarsh View Post
    Hey - I'm still trying to get this thing to work here - can you maybe hijack another thread to snipe at each other?

    As I said, I was OK with trying the whole Gmail fetching my POP mail, then syncing it back to the phone, until that stopped working about two weeks ago. If I have to go into Gmail every day to tell it to check my mail to get it to sync with my phone, that defeats the whole purpose. I absolutely agree that is a problem with Gmail, not with the phone.

    However, the pervasive problem with the phone is that I CANNOT find a way to get my POP mail to pull reliably. In Accounts & Sync settings, Background Data is checked, Auto-sync is checked. Then there is a section that says Manage Accounts. There are two items in there - Touchdown Exchange sync is ON, and my Gmail account sync is on.

    What else am I missing?

    Again...let me try this for you..go to POP server settings and forward a copy to your gamil account. Set your gmail account to allow you to respond from the addredd the incoming message is recieved from. See if thatr fixes your issue. I will be it does
    That is how my account has been set up from the get go and I am having issues. Gmail will stop fetching mail from my pop account until i go into Gmail settings and tell Gmail to fetch now. It will then work for 3 to 7 days before hosing up again.
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    interesting development

    First, magically, this morning Gmail decided to check my POP mail, and suddenly dumped all my POP mail onto my phone. Wonder how long that will last? But as well, the default Email program hasn't pulled any mail since I manually asked it to sync this morning.

    I wonder if it has anything to do with the 2.01 update in December? I seem to remember the email working fine before I applied that update, but that could be purely coincidence.

    Miami, I understand that if I forward my email to Gmail, I might get them on my phone. But I shouldn't have to! This device was sold as claiming that it could pull both Exchange and POP3 email. Turns out it can't do either, not without countless workarounds or purchasing second party apps - I fail to understand how this is acceptable, and Google/Motorola's complete silence on the subject only makes matters worse.

    It was bad enough that I had to go with getting Gmail to check my POP mail, having to explicitly forward it is even worse. Does ANY function that Googlerola advertised on this phone actually work?

    If anybody else has any other ideas on how to get my email working without endless workarounds, please feel free to let me know.
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