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  1. Ludee00

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    Gmail checks mail so inconsistently and infrequently. Is there a way to change this?
     

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    Are you set to push ? It doesnt really check per-se, send yourself a mail to your gmail address and within a minute or so of it hitting your gmail inbox it should show up on your phone too.
     
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    hit MENU --> SETTINGS from within the gmail app and you should be able to adjust your sync settings from there.
     
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    hmm I just checked and in settings options I don't see anything about how often it should sync? I see notifications and a few other settings
     
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    Yes, I was just going to write that? I thought gmail was push?
     
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    Gmail is push, it doesn't pull/poll the server. If you don't get it right away it's probably because you went through a bad service area for 3g
     
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    still not getting it right away, and i'm in full bars area???
     
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    Try clearing gmails cache and rebooting.
     
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    Gmail is only push if you set it up as exchange. Standard IMAP or POP setup is not push.
    K-9 Mail allows for mail checking every minute if you are not setup as an exchange account.

    *edit, as I don't use the built in gmail app for my gmail account. I have 5 total email accounts and didn't want to use different mail programs. Not sure what the default gmail app uses for its connection settings.
     
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    How do I know if I have it set up like an exchange account?

    Sorry, came from blackberry and I am a novice.
     
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    I went through the first-time-use setup on the phone and when it asked me to setup accounts Gmail was a choice. Not quite sure if it think its Exchange, but I setup an Exchange account too in a separate area (you have to choose "Corporate").

    Im using the stock gmail app and its all push. As mentioned before I can send an email to my gmail account and Ill get it on the phone within a minute of it showing up in my gmail account on my PC (99% of the time its within 20 seconds or so, actually)
     
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    Wrong. The gmail app is always push.

    There may be something hung up in the OP's account sync (in the phone's Settings app). Try turning "Sync Gmail" for that account off and then on again... Or if it's just off, then you know what happened.
     
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    Not wrong, if you cared to read the rest of my statement. I was referring to 3rd party mail apps.
     
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    Actually this is misinformation. When you set your Gmail account as imap you get push email, you do not need to set up as an exchange account. You then setup the stock mail app or K-9, or Maildroid as an imap client.
     
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    These definitely seem like the right way to go. I would do both of these and let us know ...
     
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    Can you just describe how to clear the Cache?
     
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    Settings.applications.manage applications.gmail.clear cache :D
     
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