Syncing Email

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  1. dhinden

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    When I read an email on my Mac (yahoo and gmail) it still shows as "unread" on my iPad and vice versa when I open first on iPad. Is there any way that this can be automatically synced?
     
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    If you use IMAP instead of POP3 as the way you connect to gmail, then it keeps track of what is read no matter where you read it.
     
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    Thanks!! I've changed the Yahoo to IMAP and now when I read an email first on iPad it shows as read when subsequently read on Mac; however, when first read on Mac it still shows up as unread on iPad. Also, read gmails (which is already set up as IMAP) still show up as unread in both directions. So I'm a quarter of the way there!
     
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    It can take the iPad a few seconds to catch up with what is on the server. My emails often s how unread for up to half a minute before they update. Emails deleted on the Mac may take that long to be removed from the iPad's inbox as well.

    If all else fails, try taping the reload icon at the bottom of the inbox

    Also, go into Settings >> Mail, Contacts, Calendars and make sure the account is set for push. Go all the way to the advanced settings to be sure.
     

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