Soon, No More GMail via Exchange Setup.

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  1. twerppoet

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    Google will soon be shutting down ActiveSync for GMail. You may know this as setting up your GMail as an Exchange account. Email and Calendars {multiple calendar setup} will be synced via the default (IMAP) GMail setup. To get your Contacts you will need to use the new CardDAV servers.


     
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    This is for new setups, right?
     
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    Old setups will continue to work for some time. This is mostly about not giving 'set it up as Exchange) advice anymore. At least to me.

    I don't know if you'd be able to set it up again if you delete your account from the device, for whatever reason; so that may have an impact as well. I guess we'll have to wait and see.
     
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    Hi Guys, this thing has started.
    Can not set it up using EXCHANGE.

    Does anyone know how to get it working using PUSH now? (please do not say: using Gmail app, I dont want that, I prefer using MAIL client)

    Also, I dont care about calendar and contacts, I just need the emails and the push notification working.

    Thanks

    Igor
     
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    I don't understand this. I use gmail. Is this something that will affect my receiving and sending messages.

    Thanks, bobbi
     
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    When you go to Settings app and press on the "Mail Contacts Calendars" tab, select "Add Account..." A new page will open and one of the options is "Gmail." As far as I know - this works fine with the Mail app (push e-mail included).

    Marilyn
     
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    No, unfortunately the IMAP Gmail setup (the one you describe) does not do push. You can check this out by selecting Fetch New Data (just below the Add Account option), then Advanced. Each account can be set for Push, Fetch, or Manual. GMail as Exchange can be Pushed. The IMAP setup only has Fetch and Manual as choices.

    The shortest Fetch cycle is 15 minutes.

    However, Mail always fetches data when you open it. You can also force a fetch by pulling down at the top of the email list. You get a little gray blobby thing and then the timer wheel to show that Mail is looking.

    @ Bennettb: If you need immediate notification of GMail you should use the GMail app, and set it up under Settings > Notifications.

    There is no reason (beyond a little self cleaning duplication) why you can not have both the GMail app and GMail setup in Mail. Actually, even if you do use the GMail app you'll probably want the Mail setup, so that you can easily send emails from other apps.
     
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    Thanks for the correction, twerppoet. I don't do "Push" on my mail, I only have it "fetched" when I open the app.

    Thanks for keeping me straight. :)

    Marilyn
     
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    No problem. I would hope others aren't afraid to tell me when I miss a few. :)
     

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