Gmail sync.... it should be syncing properly as it works perfect on mine.
Refreshing when you go to a folder is only for exchange... I'm not sure if you are using exchange or not as you haven't told us.
What is this? "With the general client I cannot easilyjust ny scrolling see more emails."
I have no clue what you are trying to say on that one.
Weird I've had HUGE HEADACHES when trying to configure my iPod Touch and Gmail's imap. It would not sync read/unread items correctly at all. So my Mail app on my mac, gmail on the web, and my iPod Touch would all have varying states of my gmail mailbox.
Ugh such a nightmare...
Android on the other hand has been pretty much great. I've pretty much ditched Mail, my iPod Touch and now just use everything via browser and my phone. I had a few sync issues but they disappeared pretty quickly. I'm using the stock email app btw since I have a droid. The incredible uses HTC's Sense UI so I think it might be different.
1. Go into general app the email is not refreshed automatically although in the menu there is such an option and it is checked.
2. In general app when I go into it and I need more emails then it already downloaded then there is no way to get them.
3. In gmail app problem 1 exists too.
4. In gmail app when I read unread email I have to manually refresh for this to be marked as read on the server! - REDICULAS
I'm not sure exactly what to tell you. I haven't heard of this issue before, but I would imagine it has something to do with either your phone or email settings. If you havenn't already, you may want to double check all of your settings, just to make sure that they are all setup properly. I wish that I could offer you a more specific solution, but 'gonnadie4thegov' is right, this sounds like a isolated incident with your particular phone. If no one else can offer any advice, I would contact Verizon about the issue and if nothing else, you may be able to receive a replacement phone. Sorry, I couldn't be of more assistance, but good luck with this issue.
The general app as you call it, which is called "Mail" only refreshes instantly if using an exchange account.. otherwise it will refresh every 5, 10, 15, or 30 minutes based on what you set it too.... POP3 doesn't allow for marking as read on the server either, you must use imap.
As for your other issues, it's either the phone or your settings, my guess is it's your settings. Go through them again and maybe remove the accounts and start fresh.
In your phone settings > account & sync > turn on autosync. You might as well turn on background data too.
I'm not sure what the htc Mail app is like, but if it's anything like "Email" on the droid, steer clear and use k9. The "Gmail" app on the droid is good.
qwerty53 - you are a little confusing in a few ways.
1) You say that you only use GMAIL accounts yet you are talking about Droid Mail App? Just use the GMAIL APP
2) As some people mentioned already are you using Exchange? Did you set up Google Email Account like an Exchange account as some have one on the IPHONES?
3) Your PC email client is what? How did you set it up? POP3, IMAP, Exchange for Google?
I have all 3 types of email on my phone. With Exchange I delete it on my phone and I can watch my email delete from my PC within seconds. With GMAIL if I delete from my Droid Incredible then I have to refresh my GMAIL account in Outlook 2010 to see the changes.
Since I cannot setup my 2 Exchange accounts on the phone( wish I could) I cannot test the GMAIL Exchange Setup on the phone. I guess I could but its not worth it for me.
For the most part I send all my non work emails to the GMAIL account through POP and use GMAIL as a my main non work related email repository.
I would delete your accounts and try them again. If you are on IMAP it should not be an issue to remove and reconfigure your GMAIL account.