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  • Google Sync - Now with PUSH GMAIL support.
    Today, Google has finally answered the call of pretty much everyone who has an iPhone and a Gmail account. Google Sync, a free service from Google which allows you to push Calendar and Contacts over the air now finally supports Gmail.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Official Google Blog
    Earlier this year, we launched Google Sync which allows you to synchronize your Gmail Contacts and Google Calendar with your iPhone, Windows Mobile, and S60 devices. Today, we're adding Gmail support to Google Sync for iPhone, iPod Touch and Windows Mobile devices.

    Using Google Sync, you can now get your Gmail messages pushed directly to your phone. Having an over-the-air, always-on connection means that your inbox is up to date, no matter where you are or what you're doing. Sync works with your phone's native email application so there's no additional software needed. Only interested in syncing your Gmail, but not your Calendar? Google Sync allows you to sync just your Contacts, Calendar, or Gmail, or any combination of the three.


    To try Google Sync, visit m.google.com/sync from your computer. If you're already using Google Sync, learn how to enable Gmail sync. Since push Gmail has been a popular request on our Product Ideas page and Help Forum, we look forward to hearing your feedback, so drop us a line and let us know how it's working or what you'd like to see next.

    Douglas Gresham, Software Engineer, Google Mobile

    Update at 8:20am: We jumped the gun on this post. The new feature should be rolling out in a few minutes.
    If you're already using Google Sync, then enabling Gmail support is as easy and going to you mail settings, deleting the IMAP gmail account and enabling Mail under Google Sync.

    So there you have it! Now there's no longer a need to buy a stupid app that let's you know when you have mail or setting up complicated growl services.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Google Sync - Now with PUSH GMAIL support. started by Happy Noodle Boy View original post
    Comments 89 Comments
    1. s4mb4's Avatar
      s4mb4 -
      SWEET, this is a happy day.


      wait... still no joy.. iPhone only allows one Exchange account. booooo
    1. smiska2's Avatar
      smiska2 -
      Too little too late...
    1. the sr5's Avatar
      the sr5 -
      nice!!
    1. evolutionarymc's Avatar
      evolutionarymc -
      Ohh and it's sooooo sweet!Mine sent one through in like 1-2 seconds.
    1. xxdesmus's Avatar
      xxdesmus -
      the push Gmail is horribly slow -- taking 1-2 minutes to notify of a new email. NuevaSync.com takes about 3-4 seconds to push the new email. Less than impressed.
    1. BlackWolf's Avatar
      BlackWolf -
      is there a good tutorial on this? I followed the tutorial on googles page and created an exchange account and told it to sync mails, but it's not working. I don't get push messages and when I open mail it asks me to create a mail account ...
    1. .:MirrorminD:.'s Avatar
      .:MirrorminD:. -
      Quote Originally Posted by s4mb4 View Post
      SWEET, this is a happy day.


      wait... still no joy.. iPhone only allows one Exchange account. booooo
      Ya im in the same boat as you
    1. rgarza28's Avatar
      rgarza28 -
      Arg! I'm already using an Exchange account for work and only one can be set up. Bummer
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Quote Originally Posted by xxdesmus View Post
      the push Gmail is horribly slow -- taking 1-2 minutes to notify of a new email. NuevaSync.com takes about 3-4 seconds to push the new email. Less than impressed.
      Nuevasync.com is a third-party support service that costs $25/year.
      Google Sync is Google's own support. And it's free. And it's on BETA still.
    1. dirtybird1977's Avatar
      dirtybird1977 -
      Quote Originally Posted by .:MirrorminD:. View Post
      Ya im in the same boat as you
      +1

      I have multiple exchange accounts. Only allowing 1 really hinders me.
    1. baycreeker's Avatar
      baycreeker -
      Quote Originally Posted by smiska2 View Post
      Too little too late...
      Yeh... Didn't Yahoo do this like forever ago?
    1. beeryce's Avatar
      beeryce -
      I've noticed I'm not the only one complaining about the one Exchange account limitation, and I was wondering what everyone thinks about future support for multiple accounts? I don't know much about the nitty gritty of Exchange protocol, but is there some technical limitation to syncing multiple accounts that anyone knows of? Do other devices allow multiple exchange accounts? I'm just curious to know what information anyone reading this post may have. Thanks in advance!
    1. dale1v's Avatar
      dale1v -
      Quote Originally Posted by baycreeker View Post
      Yeh... Didn't Yahoo do this like forever ago?
      Shiny polished turds are still turds, to be honest.
    1. ai1973's Avatar
      ai1973 -
      Quote Originally Posted by .:MirrorminD:. View Post
      Ya im in the same boat as you
      make that 3 give us multiple exchange accounts
    1. jcop's Avatar
      jcop -
      Quote Originally Posted by smiska2 View Post
      Too little too late...
      ? what else are you using, they aren't losing anything by people not using their push service.
    1. InvertedS2c's Avatar
      InvertedS2c -
      it's not pushing my mail at all. What am I doing wrong?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      finally!
    1. jcop's Avatar
      jcop -
      if u already had calendar or contact sync set up go to settigs>mail,contacts,calendars>make sure fetch new data is set to push and under accounts select your exchange account and make sure mail is set to on
    1. InvertedS2c's Avatar
      InvertedS2c -
      It's really slow for me I guess.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by xxdesmus View Post
      the push Gmail is horribly slow -- taking 1-2 minutes to notify of a new email. NuevaSync.com takes about 3-4 seconds to push the new email. Less than impressed.
      Ummm BETA?

      That being said, I can't even get mine to work. Won;t connect to my gmail account, or, well, it sat there thinking for 3 minutes before I said screw it!