Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The big problem with iPhone Gmail sync via ActiveSync (Exchange)

Google's recommended approach to Gmail iPhone synchronization is ActiveSync/Exchange.

This method has some advantages (push, simplicity) and some minor disadvantages (filing is awkward if you do that).

It also has a major disadvantage. If you delete in Mail.app, then Gmail archives.

Gmail doesn't delete it. It archives it. This appears to be intentional, and it's not configurable.

Update 9/22/10: I switched to IMAP.

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