I love my Gmail.
I love my iPhone.
I hate them together.
Half the time I attempt to check my mail it can’t connect to the pop server. Â If you set it up through the Gmail button on the iPhone it wants to send you a copy of every email you send from the iPhone.Â So if you send an email, you instantly recieve a copy of the email you just sent in your inbox.Â That gets annoying and old very fast.
I managed to get around that by setting myÂ gmail account up as a standard pop3 account, but now I get a copy of every email that I send from my Macbook Pro.Â Since I use the Macbook Pro for email more than the iPhone, this has actually turned out to be a worse solution.
On top of that, Gmail doesn’t allow you to make folders.Â Gmail uses a label option which works fine in the web based gmail, but on the iPhone that means you can’t have any folders on your Gmail account because there is no way to create them.
Yahoo is no better.Â While you don’t get copies of your emails, and you can create folders, Yahoo has a security feature where you have to prove that you’re not a spammer by enteringÂ a code on a regular basis.Â If you don’t access the Yahoo account on their website this feature will prevent emails from sending from your iPhone, and you have no way to know that his happening until messages stop being delivered.
I am really at a loss as to what to do about this right now.Â The “coolness” of just having rich email on my phone has faded, and now I want it to work smoothly.Â I have had my Gmail account for YEARS, though.Â In fact, right now my Gmail account is sitting at 2014 MB used.Â That’s 69% full.Â I don’t really want to get another email address, but I will if that’s what it takes.
What email are you using?Â Does it work?