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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. Carlosreef's Avatar
      Carlosreef -
      I am getting cannot connect as well. Now it wont even sync my calendar or contacts. Server must be really overloaded I guess.
    1. guitarfreak26's Avatar
      guitarfreak26 -
      I keep getting "Connection to the server failed"

      And i followed the instructions fully!
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      This is awesome.
    1. guitarfreak26's Avatar
      guitarfreak26 -
      It might be if i could get it to work
    1. JazJon's Avatar
      JazJon -
      Quote Originally Posted by dirtybird1977 View Post
      +1

      I have multiple exchange accounts. Only allowing 1 really hinders me.
      I agree, this is the last "big" thing I've been waiting forever to see happen. (on Windows Mobile too before I turned into an iPhone lover)

      Work + Personal
    1. oo3's Avatar
      oo3 -
      My mailbox is thinking, but it is not downloading anything. I even have a new mail icon showing up, but my mailbox is blank...I followed the directions on google's website.

      Mail, Calendar, & Contacts Setup : Set Up Your iPhone or iPod Touch - Mobile Help

      *EDIT*

      I rebooted my phone and everything is showing now...now time to test how fast the push is. I have the gmail push app on my phone and it's pretty instant. Let's see how the exchange setup compares to it.
    1. DJ_Fletch's Avatar
      DJ_Fletch -
      Its quality but a crying shame it has to be done through Microsoft Exchange. I am already using Exchange for my work emails. I wonder if Google or Apple will make it so the Google Mail option works with push and syncing over air or better still give us the choice to have multiple Exchange accounts.
    1. outatime's Avatar
      outatime -
      I am so thick, please someone explain this whole push thing, I downloaded GPush and it worked great till a couple of days ago now it won't do anything at all but it used to pop up on my screen when I had a new mail, is that what push is?

      Right now the mail just goes into the inbox as normal, I just don't see what its meant to do? Someone please give me an example?

      Thank you
    1. spintek's Avatar
      spintek -
      Mine says: Exchange account verification failed.
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Push is super slow... I'll stick with "PushMail".
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      I want proper Hotmail and Push support!!!
    1. joe88's Avatar
      joe88 -
      how long does it take for the push? i tried to do a test and it still has not come through
    1. danno2022's Avatar
      danno2022 -
      I want multiple account support also! I have calendars synced with one gmail account, I would love to sync my other gmail account for school. well i guess one thing at a time right? hopefully they add multiple account support soon.
    1. oo3's Avatar
      oo3 -
      Yeah this gmail push thingy is slow as hell. It took about 15 minutes to push it to my phone. I'll keep the gpush app on here since it alerts me instantly, then i can go in to mail and grab it if needed.
    1. dale1v's Avatar
      dale1v -
      AT, hotmail is supported for POP.
      Hotmail is very crap, but it has free POP now :/
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      So Google is finally using Exchange? But you can only have one Exchange account set up, so Ill stick to my own server thanks.

      Hotmail is supported for POP3 - but that doesn't push.
    1. bobright's Avatar
      bobright -
      No thanks!

      Pushmail works just fine for me
    1. Sheraz150's Avatar
      Sheraz150 -
      I've been waiting for this for so long!

      It won't even connect to the server for me though, hopefully they get this sorted out soon and it should be gold.
    1. Kronsch19's Avatar
      Kronsch19 -
      Does this push service still sync your messages on the server like the IMAP setup does? Because I checked an email on my phone and it still shows up as unread on my computer. So basically mine is not syncing right now but it could just be really slow like this new push service????
    1. geo411m's Avatar
      geo411m -
      I think it's slow at first because it's syncing with the phone. Because after it completely finished and I saw all my mail in the inbox push started working faster. I get mail pushed in about a minute or less. It also took a while for all my contacts to appear. I think it works similar to a G1 that it needs to download all the contacts and mail before it becomes usable.