Google Sync: Now with push Gmail support

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 | 8:00 AM

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.



Update at 8:20am: We jumped the gun on this post. The new feature should be rolling out in a few minutes.

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Jon said...

THANK YOU!

corruption said...

Will this work for Google Apps for Your Domain?

Randall said...

AWESOME! Can't wait!!

Ahow said...

There seems to be a typo since Blackberry is missing from the list. :(

Ben said...

Will there be BlackBerry support? Or is this WinMo/iPhone/S60 only?

Brian said...

Great, but was hoping for native full two-way sync Gmail for Blackberry's.

Kevin said...

Android?

Ben said...

@Kevin

Push is native in Android.

I believe this applies only to WinMo/iPhone/S60.

moda said...

you are fantastic guys!

thank you...

GaMerZ said...

THANK YOU!

Justin said...

Praise Jesus. Thanks!!

Zach said...

This is fantastic. I've always been wanting to check that email box when setting up Google Sync on my WinMo phone, now I finally can!

Vinod said...

Thank you So soo much!!.

Alice said...

From 1800PocketPC.com

This is awesome... thanks guys...

William said...

This is brilliant.. except I am sure i wont be the only one asking for a way to HIDE the many labels that now appear..

I would like a settings - somewhere in gmail - to HIDE them, just like you can with IMAP...

I have many and it's bulging my eyes!

D said...

The lack of Blackberry support is disappointing...

utahinternetmarketing said...

If you already have an exchange account set up (work email) then you can't do this?

Thom said...

Sweet sweet sweet! I have been waiting for this for a while now. Very happy for this announcement! Great job Google, again!

Niraj said...

I've been waiting for this since Google Sync first came out on WinMo...a big thanks!!

Otto said...

Excellent! Just enabled it on my iPhone and it works fine. *PUSH* absolutely works. Nice.

Yes, it works with Google Apps too.

Quick HOWTO make it work if you already had "pull" mail on the iPhone working.

1. Settings->Mail.

2. Choose the separate "mail" account you already had.

3. Delete that account. You won't lose any mail this way, just the link between the iPhone and your Gmail account.

4. If you already had Sync working, just go to that account and turn on Mail syncing. Wait a minute or two for it to take effect fully.

5. If you didn't have Sync already, follow instructions here: http://www.google.com/support/mobile/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=139195

murph said...

useless if you are using Exchange for work email already :(

Allen said...

For Blackberry users...Gmail has had push enabled on the BB for along time now.

John Doe said...

which is why i love blackberries :)

Uncle Jimbo said...

How about some MFE support for S60 devices:) Adding GMail to the Contacts and Calendar functionality would be like Christmas in September:)

Ryan said...

This is very cool and all ... for people who don't use exchange for work. Some day I will get gmail push without having to use exchange ... or apple will enable multiple exchange syncs.

StHalcyon said...

This is excellent news!

I've been wanting to use Google Sync, but have been held back for several reasons. Now one of the major road blocks is lifted.

One question though. I have the Nokia N97, and I'm currently synchronizing my email, contacts and calendar using Nokia's Mail for Exchange. What will happen if I add on yet another synchronization method?

Boruch Siper said...

For iPhone users there's a better option. Get gpush and it won't drain your battery by pushing emails. It uses apples push notification system. After gpush lets you know that you have an email you can go to mail and fetch it manualy without the extra battery drain from constantly connecting to the gmail server

Ryan said...

Gpush is a complete joke. All it does is send you a push notification. It doesn't actually push the email to your phone. I purchased that app and then got my money back from Apple because it is useless. Why would you want just a push notification for your email. It would make more sense to actually have your actual email pushed to your device.

g00fy3584 said...

Thank you so much! You just made my day.

StHalcyon said...

Clarifying this comment earlier: "One question though. I have the Nokia N97, and I'm currently synchronizing my email, contacts and calendar using Nokia's Mail for Exchange. What will happen if I add on yet another synchronization method?"

I'm currently using Nokia's Mail for Exchange (MfE) to synchronize my company email (a separate mail folder in my N97 messaging app), contacts, and calendar entries. The mail part of the synchronization should be not a problem, since I'll simply create yet another mail folder to sync GMail. But the question/concern is the calendar and contacts, since they're a single store. What will happen if I enable Google Sync for these two, while simultaneously synchronize the same things via MfE?

Baxter Tocher said...

Will there be a version of the software for N97 users?

StHalcyon said...

@Baxter Tocher:

I thought when they wrote S60 in the first sentence, I thought it was included. Apparently not. =(

thebasa said...

just a few months behind nuevasync this time :P

Boruch Siper said...

To Ryan, like I said; push drains your battery significantly. The whole point of push is to let you know when you have an email instantly. After you know that you got an email from gpush it will take seconds for the iPhone to fetch your mail once you open the mail app. In short push drains battery, gpush doesn't.

fluxin said...

Blackberry support coming?

Kris said...

Its a nice step in the right direction but still doesnt fill the needs.

A LOT of us have work Exchange account already on our iPhones (one of the reasons we got a iPhone over a T-Mobile G1) and therefore this service is useless (since your only allowed 1 Exchange account on your phone). Say for just a second that I didnt have a existing Exchange account. There still is no e-mail threading wich is annoying when you have large conversations in your Gmail account.

I beg of you guys to offer a Native Gmail client like the Android one for the iPhone with Push notifications as that would solve all issues at hand.

Thanks for listening.

Ryan said...

I guess I just don't want a push notification showing up over the top of what I'm doing on my work phone for my personal gmail. I do however want a subtle beep and the number to increase in my mail app ... so I know to check my gmail when I get a chance. I would also like the the email to be there when I go to check it.

Ryan said...

At Kris:

I completely agree with everything you said. I second that!

Seanpt said...

I just want to jump on the "please find us a way to do multiple EAS accounts!" bandwagon.

Sebastian O said...

works majestically on the iPhone. although now, i have to wait slightly for email to load.

Boruch Siper said...

@ Ryan. Those benifits must be worth slot to you since the iPhones battery life already sucks as it is. I barely get through the day without push.

Baxter Tocher said...

@StHalcyon Nope, it's not on the list.

Ryan said...

I really wish Apple and Google would get together and figure out a way to do multiple EAS connections.

Chris said...

Awesome. This works so well I don't need gmail notifier on my PC anymore as I can now hear my iPhone telling me I have a new email. :)

I did a test couple of emails and it was really fast.

Gabe said...

Any word on tasks?

Ryan said...

At Boruch Siper:

I have exchange sync for my main email, contacts, and calendar.

I set gmail to pull ... once an hour.

Moderate use I get a day out of my phone.

Vinicius said...

Thanks a lot guys, I've been waiting for this

jshwbb said...

I just set everything up and now my iPhone can't seem to load any past email in any folder/tag. New emails come in without an issue, but anything in my inbox that was there before I set up push is AWOL.

I'll give it some time, but just curious if anyone else is experiencing this.

nelsoon said...

JUST A BIG THANKS!

Eric Hansen said...

Thanks! This plus Google Voice SMS to e-mail means i am not victim to AT&T SMS extortion. Thank you!!!

Boruch Siper said...

@ jshwb same here, no past emails loading

Daniel M said...

@jshwbb: same here. Although some of my folders are loading (just very slowly). I'd chalk it up to their servers getting hammered with millions of iPhone users turning this on at the same time.

Sam said...

I have a Moto Q9c. I have a Google Apps account and have been able to successfully sync my Cal and Contacts without an issue in the past. I tried pushing mail but I get repeated errors after it says its synchronizing folders, looking for changes.

Support code error I'm getting is 0x800004005.

thebigo said...

@Ryan it's a limitation of EAS not anything in the Apple / Google implementation.

nikki.moreaux said...

It's very cool, thank from France!! <3

roshow productions said...

Do I need to delete and set up my exchange server from scratch? I turned Mail on and it does not work at all...

delf said...

I just tried enabling email on MfE for my N97. Gmail syncs fine for this S60V5 device!

Aaron Sarazan said...

BIG THUMBS UP. It worked flawlessly out of the box. Well done, guys!

Daniel said...

thanks god - took 'em a while, but i am happy.

jshwbb said...

Update guys and gals, head over to your settings screen for your Gmail Exchange account. You'll notice two new settings:

http://gallery.me.com/joshwebb/100090/Push%20Gmail

It still hasn't loaded the old email, but I think this may be a step in the right direction.

Baxter Tocher said...

@delf Would you mind sharing how you did that, please?

Matt said...

Can we ever hope to see syncing of more than just the default calendar though? That's what I care about!

delf said...

All I did was setup my N97 for contacts and calendar previously.

When this annoucement came out all I did was go into the MfE setup. Slide over a couple of pages to email. Turn the sync email to on. Set my email address and told it to synchronize. It downloaded my last 3 days of email into a "mail for exchange" folder on my email screen.

Eric G said...

Fantastic. Thanks guys!

Brad said...

THANK YOU!

StHalcyon said...

@Baxter Tocher or anyone with an S60 device:

You can get GMail push, even if Google didn't specify S60! This is possible because I was looking at http://www.google.com/mobile/products/sync.html, and I noticed this: "Important! Google Sync uses the Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync® protocol."

Well, hello! If you have not tried or installed Nokia's free MfE (Mail for Exchange), then go to http://europe.nokia.com/get-support-and-software/download-software/mail-for-exchange and download the latest version of MfE for your device. MfE is Nokia's app for ActiveSync.

Once installed, follow these when creating your MfE profile:

[Credentials Tab]
Username: username@gmail.com
Password: [self_explanatory]
Domain: google (this cannot be left blank)

[Connection Tab]
Exchange server: m.google.com
Secure connection: Yes
Access point: [S60 3rd Edition, select your wireless 3G/GPRS connection, or if your WiFi connection. S60 5th Edition, select your Destination that includes both your wireless 3G/GPRS AP and WiFi, and sort WiFi with higher priority.]
Sync while roaming: [Choose the appropriate one according to your plan.]
Use default port: Yes

Now, you can enable Email, Calendar and Contacts in other tabs.

Go to Sync schedule tab, and select one of the following choices: Manual, Always on, 15 min, 30 min, 1 hr, 4 hr or 12 hr.

Go to your S60 home screen, or go to your S60 messaging app, and select Mail for Exchange. Click on Options > Synchronize. Wait...

Voila!!!!!

MrSkoTAMBSC said...

Got it set up, synced folders just fine, tested sending and receiving email. Not working yet, about five mins, MobileMe -> GmaiL/about 5 mins,
GmaiL -> MobileMe/ about 1 min.
GmaiLs servers are prob experiencing a meltdown right now, ill give it a day to really test it out, have no doubts it will work fine

Eric said...

I cannot thank you enough! Working great!

StHalcyon said...

Of course, we Nokia/SE (S60) users are in the same predicament as the WinMo/iPhone users... ActiveSync only supports one profile. Not multiple. So in my case, I have to choose either GMail or my company mail.

Until Nokia makes improvements to MfE to support multiple EAS profiles, I think I'm going to stick with my corporate mail, and just use the native mail app and access GMail using IMAP.

At least it works on S60!!! =)

Barbara said...

Any way to change the "from" address on the iphone? I have my company email address set for gmail on the web. Don't see that as a default here...

Nick said...

[iPhone] Issues
-Old mail doesn't show up in "Inbox", even with 'no limit' exchange setting on iPhone
-[GMAIL] tree and all labels are displayed in the Mail app with no way to hide them. With IMAP, I successfully removed this noise with IMAP prefix set to [GMAIL] on my iPhone. With Exchange, there is no equivalent way to maintain this Mail app folder view with the limited iPhone and 0 web gmail settings.

I switched back to a IMAP and the gpush solution due to these issues.

Skyler Loth said...

Thank you Thank you Thank you Google! You guys are amazing.

Thomas said...

its definately not "pushing." i sent a test message 10 mins ago and it still hasn't arrived

Sean said...

on iPhone, data retrieval set to push.

Turned on wi-fi to do the initial sync and get everything on the same page.

Sent first test e-mail, no push notification after waiting for 5 minutes. This is after loading the web interface and seeing the e-mail there to make sure it sent.

Went into mail, message loaded very quickly.

Sent another test message -- yet to see a push notification for it; been about 5-10 min now.

Marriage Counseling said...

not working yet. i'm sure they'll post an update when it is.

Jon said...

Ive also been waiting a good 15 minutes for the push to go thru with no results. I assume its working for some people, could someone post how long they are waiting for e-mails when they get them? I still havent seen any reports on the Google App Status page (http://www.google.com/appsstatus)

Eric said...

"The connection to the server failed"

StHalcyon said...

Google, it appears that the email sync is working with MfE as expected. But why is your help reference (http://www.google.com/support/mobile/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=147951) indicating that the mail sync in MfE is "currently not supported by Google Sync"? It clearly functions as expected. Thanks!

Brian said...

@Allen "For Blackberry users...Gmail has had push enabled on the BB for along time now."

Yes, but not full two-way sync. For example,

-Read/Unread from device, read/unread on Gmail and vice versa.
-Delete/archive from device, delete/archives on Gmail and vice versa.

Julie said...

I'm wondering how this works if I'm already syncing my Contacts and Calendar through Google Sync on my iPhone (using the Microsoft Exchange account)...

Do I simply turn "on" the Mail feature? Or do I need to delete the whole account and then adding it again and at the initial setup choosing "on" for Mail, Contacts and Calendars?

Benoît Proulx said...

I got it to work on my iPhone 3GS, but it's VERY very slow to sync (over 5 minutes)

Alex said...

this is the second time i fell in love with gmail and google!

Ethan said...

Turned on the Exchange system (had been using IMAP) ... all seemed to be working as I noticed that my test msg resulted in an updated new-mail count at the home screen within a minute or so--cool!

However deleting mail from an alternate source did not result in an updated (decreased) mail count on the home screen within 15 mins... and there seemed to be a not-insignificant delay when opening mail and actually seeing the new mail (vs. the previous amt of time required to grab new mail via IMAP).

Given all that I'll just stick to IMAP and 15 or 30-min Fetch for the moment.

Jake Wilson said...

On my iPhone, I've been using it to get my Gmail for a long time already using the iPhone mail app. How is this push thing using Google Sync better? (I'm already using Sync to get my contacts and calendar)

Scott said...

Thanks, you are awesome!

Simon said...

What Kris said (native Gmail app for iPhone with push support).

Please. Go on, there's no way Apple'll reject it.

Please?

payta said...

did iPhone OS 3.1 supported?

David said...

Like some other posters here, I can get it to work, but syncing takes a very, very long time. I don't know if this is some initial sync period where all my mail is syncing to my iPhone or something... Maybe tomorrow it'll be as fast as IMAP?

Andrè said...

update that

http://www.google.com/support/mobile/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=147951


great job!

Casey said...

If only my iPhone would let me have my work Exchange profile AND Google Sync...

russ said...

I'm also having some trouble.

I'm using google apps for domains, sync is turned on, but it's incredibly slow.

Are the servers simply overwhelmed or is there something I'm missing?

Pnut said...

I have 24 emails in my inbox, not archived, and the sync is only pulling 14 of the emails into my iPhone. There are older important emails that are in my inbox that the sync is not pulling into the iphone mail app!! What is the deal there?

dualism said...

It doesn't work for me. Do you use @gmail.com or @googlemail.com? My email address has always been @gmail.com. I'm confused here. It says cannot connect to server, i've tried both @googlemail and @gmail.....

Neil said...

Thanks so much for adding this! Gmail is a superb service and just keeps getting better!

Rob said...

I am a little concerned. I deleted my old activesync account (google through neuvasync) when I just read that gmail push will now support email as well as calendars and contacts. I set everything back up, and now none of my contacts are coming back. A few of my emails have come through VERY slowly but no contacts or calender data......

Dano said...

not working for me. not only it not pushing the new test email that I just sent, but it won't fetch it either. I'm thinking that I'll try back in a couple of days and see if things are better.

deeds! said...

@Rob Im having the same problem. It seems the new mail sync feature has brought some buggy startup issues along ;) All of my contacts and calendar events are wiped. I deleted my old exchange account to create a whole new one.

I do get an rotating icon in my iPhone taskbar when I open the Contacts.app but no contacts are synced yet. Guess I have to wait a bit more.

AK said...

Just set this up and it's horribly slow!!! Please add more servers as quickly as possible. It's taking 10 mins for me to get a push notification when a new email arrives...also can't view any other folder other than the Inbox!

seungjin said...

@deeds! I am exactly the same as you!! deleted exchange acct and created one and ratating icons.. my calendar and emails...

hope they fix or solve this soon.

Arellias said...

Thanks for not being evil Google. Prove that I no longer have to run my exchange server. /dance

urgru said...

Great in theory, horrid in practice. The slowness may just be server overload due to the sudden influx of rabid iPhoners, but test messages are taking 10+ minutes to push, phone-side deletes are taking 20+ minutes to register in the web interface, and my mailbox repeatedly failed its initial sync attempt. Haven't been able to load any unpushed boxes (e.g. Sent) successfully yet. At this point, using IMAP and pulling seems more practical, which is sort of sad.

deeds! said...

@seungjin Im feeling so empty inside, because I know my iPhone is too :P

Hang in there, I have faith they'll fix it soon enough.

Matt Kearl said...

I have been waiting for this for soooooo long. Thank you google.

Anders Liljeberg said...

It would have been fun to see network statistics for the servers after posting this blogpost.

I have my contacts intact but my calendar is not synced, have changed to CalDAV temporarily until they sort things out

Peter's Blog said...

Thanks Google!

I just hope that the errors and extreme slowness are because every iPhone+Gmail user on the planet is trying to get this to work today...

If this is the way it's always going to be, meh....

Rob said...

My contacts are starting to come through, 50 at a time like every 10 minutes or so. The email is still not working worth a darn, hasn't synched up my folders or anything....I'm okay with it though, I think, like others have mentioned, once the bajillion gmail users get all synched up things will start to return to normal..

Marc said...

All,

I just set everything up and it does take a while. It took a while to load old emails, receive test emails sent from another account and sync all my contacts.

I'm sure it's because everyone in the world is turning this feature on and the servers are being taxed. I'd give it a few days before the push feature is up to speed.

Give it some time and everything will be uploaded just fine.

DanGarion said...

I already had this working for my contacts and calendar. But it won't work for email.

I've tried to set it up twice! Says it can't connect.

soydeedo said...

I had to do a double take on this one. This is what everyone's been waiting for! =D

Thanks a bunch for letting me finally ditch my separate exchange account.

Chuck said...

Unfortunately, I have an Exchange account at work, and when I try to add Google as a second Exchange account on the iPhone, I am prompted with:
Account Already Exists
Only one Exchange ActiveSync account can be configured.

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JBundyLive™ said...

Thank God for Palm's webOS's implementation of multiple EAS account support. Don't blame Google for this omission. Blame mobile OS makers Apple, Microsoft, etc.

fredprod said...

THANK YOU VERY MUCH
This is what I was waiting for !!
Great JOB !

Denis said...

Gabe said: Any word on tasks?

There's an app for that - GeeTasks. No push, but at least it does sync/offline thingie.

lemonhead said...

Using just my username (without @gmail.com) in the username field worked for me.

The server might be overloaded right now, also.

Mike said...

Wow, that's great! Now if only they had tasks which I've been begging to find a solution for my WINDOWS MOBILE PHONE!

Geetasks may work decent, but it does not work for windows mobile! Are there any ways to sync tasks with my windows mobile phone?

I'm a flashing w..re and i hate having to restore tasks!

Robin said...

Thanks for the feedback. As you've noticed, the service has been slow for some as we deal with the increased demand. We're working furiously to increase capacity so if you bear with us, we hope to have speeds back to normal soon.

We'll be following up in the Help Forum as things progress, so stop by there if you have more questions, requests, or discussion topics!

Robin

Siddo said...

I have a windows mobile phone and I had my contacts and calender syncing with Google Sync via active sync before. Today, I tried using Google sync for email, and it just seems like it gets pushed slowly. I waited for about 7 minutes to get an email pushed. I used to use SEVEN and I got it within a minute or so. Anyhow, I hope its just the servers being overloaded...

Phil said...

What about Tasks??

Why isn't it possible zo sync th tasks?? =(

Jason said...

It would be nice if at least you acknowledged the "other" device in the list of supported phones. (aka Palm Pre)

BrightPrestige said...

Why do all you people keep asking about Blackberry support??

Blackberries have supported Push for years, that's why they aren't mentioned...They don't need it!

GPush has also supported push with blackberries (as blackberries are natively 'push' devices). I've had google sync on my phone for a very long time, and all my emails are pushed instantly. In fact, if I'm sitting there refreshing my gmail on my comp (did this as a test), My phone will buzz BEFORE it shows up on the computer most of the time. Simply amazing. No other phone like it.

Verbat said...

For some reason activating this had the following affects:
a. battery drain increased.
b. phone became extremely hot.
c. charging the phone did not seem to actually work.
--
there are other issues like slow response but those could be attributed to the server load.
----
eventually i removed it and went back to Gpush and regular gmail account set up..

theSuperStar said...

sweetness!!!

Bhitay said...

THANK YOU GOOGLE!

This feature was a long-awaited one and I'm cheering.

Although, two issues are making me hesitate:

The [Gmail] folder/label tree that allegedly one can't get rid of in Push Gmail (It can be done in IMAP, by adjusting the prefix), along with the alleged inability of hiding certain labels/folders to appear on the iPhone device.

And the second bummer for me is:

(quote from http://bit.ly/T70MO )

"On the other hand, using Gmail Drafts from your phone is not possible via Google Sync."

I couldn't quite understand the reason.

All in all, I'm still very excited and happy for the announcement. I'm just going to take my time and use push after I overlook its tiny thorns.

Web Domain said...

After I enabled the push Gmail on my iPhone, now my email is super slow to load, you do get the push email right the way, however it takes forever to load if you are able to load at all. Unlike other exchange emails, this thing really takes forever to even load.

Bernard said...

Once again Google has made something great even better. I'm using so many Google tools right now it's crazy.

Thanks again for this. Please keep up your amazing work.

I did notice some slowness, I hope that its addressed soon.

Abraham said...

The gmail exchange is very slow and it drains my battery because it is takes to long to sync. Also my older emails in my inbox does not show up even though I set sync to no limit. Good intentions by the Google team, but poor implementation. Disabled exchange for gmail and went back to imap. My calender and contacts still work fine. Please fix!

Noah said...

Worked for a bit, now constantly getting "Cannot Get Mail the connection to the server failed"

Like water rushing over sand said...

Wow. Just turned it on. Thank you thank you thank you. My iPhone investment is now complete. I will be looking to justify my yearly investment in mobile me, but I'm leaning your way. What do I get for 120.00 Cdn per year with you guys? I just need google latitude to replace "find my iPhone" and I'm set.

Matthew Bordignon said...

Cool, thanks.

Would be cool though if...

1. You could change the from address like you can in the imap/web versions.

2. If iPhone could support multiple exchange servers, more an Apple or is it Microsoft problem.

Keep up the good work.

Matt.

Niedjäger said...

good work, yesterday I was speaking to the apple iphone support. because I already had activated push but didn't get my mail instantly. looking at my phone bill, I was not happy because my iphone connected every 15 minutes and I had to pay money for every connection. apple iphone support said googlemail does not support push service. and because of that reason, the iphone would connect every time to look for new mails.
Now, there is a better solution! push service! Really good, its faster and even helping me to save money, because the iPhone doesn't have to connect every time to the mail server. Thank you!

Tagir Galikeev said...

MfE from Nokia really is not a very good client as a lot of you pointed out. I was extremely happy when I switched to Seven (beta program at Seven.Com). Till this day I am happily syncing contacts (gmail) and calendar (gmail) and get push mail (multiple accounts) without any problems.

JACk said...

Thanks a lot!
Now, please enable this for tasks also.

luke.xx said...

AHHH 2 days after I purchase gpush.

Rico said...

It IS working for S60 (at least on my N97)

Thanks! Looking forward for tasks sync.

Kevin Mogee said...

Can someone explain how this would be different than the Gmail app that is currently available on my Blackberry? It seems to 'sync' perfectly with my online account, and I get notified of new Gmail just like I get notified of new corporate mail on my Blackberry. Am I missing something? I feel like I've had Gmail integration on my BB for years.

fglover said...

Was very slow for me, and never recieved push notifications while I tested. This was on the iPhone 3Gs.

David said...

Calendar only synced one of my google calendars...

ECS Dave said...

@Kevin Mogee

Same here... In fact, before I turned notifications off, I was getting buzzed quite often when new mail came in... BB Curve 8310 -- It's great!

Be Well!
ECS Dave

Timothy said...

TO EVERYONE SAYING BLACKBERRIES DO NOT NEED THIS:

You are wrong. You obviously don't know the intricacies and the long road that Gmail users on BIS have on, waiting for true, 2-way push.
Gmail users on BIS have had POP (1-way push) for years now, yes. But that's POP (much worse than IMAP). And it didn't synchronize anything at all.
Just a few months ago, RIM implemented IMAP push with one-way synchronization from BB to web in BIS version 2.7. We're still waiting for them to complete the process to 2-way; hence, WE WANT THIS ON OUR BLACKBERRYS.
Thank you.

Rob said...

Well I thought everything was working and I was in the clear but....

All my contacts and all my calender events are synced (the good news) but the email is still pretty much fubar. Nevermind the fact that it's push email and still taking way to long to actually push - I can blame that on the rush of people (including me) turning this feature on and strangling the servers. However, my inbox appears to have the correct emails but all the other folders (roughly 70 or so) have no synced up to receive their respective emails. A few of the folders have a few of the emails but for the most part it isn't working at all. It appears to have nothing to do with time constraints because some email as young as a week old are not syncing up with the folder. I have the email configured to sync all email regardless of age but it doesn't seem to matter. It isn't as though the phone is having an error because it goes through the motions of checking email/etc but it just doesn't pull down the emails in the folders. I'm very frustrated...

Tom Levine said...

I'm a Blackberry Tour owner. No support? I am sad and dissapointed, and bow my head in shame.

Spork said...

One observation. When you delete items on your phone (at least on a WM Phone), it archives the email under "all mail".

With IMAP, it didn't move the mail items to the trash, but at least it applied the "deleted items" label.

Any chance of updating this?

Charles said...

I hope the bugs are worked out soon and you guys move on to getting google sync to support multiple/shared calendars. Until then, I'll continue using nuevasync.com

Mike said...

You are my heroes!
Thank you for this great service.
ATM its really slow on my iPhone but I am sure it will get faster soon

DeLa said...

I have been using IMAP connection on my humble Sony Ericsson mobile phone and it already does push-email for a long time? Works great, just as it should.
If we'd have calendar sync over syncml for our basic phones that would be very nice too.

Julien Contal said...

Seems the "search on server" is not working using the googles's exchange connector.
This was ok over imap.

Rocky said...

Is it also possible to use this Exchange account(with Push) with apple mail(Snowleo) or Outlook?

Mochamad Arnas Risqianto said...

Work for Google apps even disable mobile support.

Hakeem said...

Some problems I have on an iPhone

1. Only sync last months of mails! and my iPhone is set to "no limit"

2. Deleting mails on the iPhone doesn't work correctly. After the mail is deleted it can't be found in the Trash on the iPhone or via the Gmail web interface. the only way to find the mail via search! when a mail is deleted the inbox label is removed.. but it does not get the Trash label!! the same thing when moving mails to trash folder..

marzman said...

Thanks, It works great on a HTC S740 (Windows Mobile). I can now delete the imap account!

I hope tasks will come to someday, because a mobile is something you have on you all the time.

Shohrat Shankar said...

This works on my E71; however, it is very slow compared with using SEVEN.
On SEVEN I got the mail within seconds. On MFE using google sync it took over 5 mins then I got impatient and did a manual sync.
Also can't access my IMAP folders on MFE unlike SEVEN.

Rob said...

As a solution - Seven is hardly comparable. You have to install a client side app on your PC which must be running and connected to the internet to have the functionality you need. Pretty much useless in my opinion....

iPunker said...

BTW, works for UIQ3 phones as well (via DataViz ExchangeActive Sync)

David said...

anyone notice the iphone count be doubled as compared to the actual unread msgs? yesterday this was working fine but last nite & this morning i'm noticed for every 1 unread msg in gmail, i have 2 on my phone (the # indicator on the mail icon)...when i go into the mail app its only showing 1. i only have about a dozen msgs in my inbox so i'm not missing anything i believe...

anyone else seeing this??

Takefumi said...

Wow, great job & great news! I've been waiting for that for long time! Thank!!!!

Jesper said...

Should also work with any Sony Ericsson phone with an exchange activesync client, i.e., from W910 and later. I just tried it successfully with a G705.

CK said...

This is WONDERFUL! I access my business mail through gMail so to have it update real time is simply amazing. I was hoping this support would be added soon. I love having my contacts baced up. I'm about to purchase the New HTC Touch Pro 2 for Sprint and seeing as how I use my gCalendar to set appointments, gContacts to keep all my numbers & my gMail to keep in touch w/ everyone, this just made my business day!!!

yozh said...

Very flacky yesterday and this morning.... Message would show in the web interface and not in the iPhone app, also for some reason when I do go in to the inbox all the messages would be gone then would reapear with a download. Push did not work at all this morning, even manual refresh doesnt show messages.

Chris said...

Messages will not delete from iPhone. When i try to delete I get message "Unable to Move Message The message could not be moved to the mailbox Trash."

I am not able to manually move it to the Trash folder either.

Jan Mikolajczak said...

Good move -now to S60, right?? :D

sabin s. said...

I stick to IMAP for the following reasons:

1. Push over Active Sync is way to flacky at the moment.

2. Even if it worked fine, I am not sure if I want my battery to last 6 hours per day on my iPhone 3G.

Nevertheless, thank you very much for the effort and the services you provide.

I sync my calendar and contacts to apps gmail and stick to imap for mails so far since I am fine with fetching mails every 15 mins on my device.

Greets

Edwin said...

This is some great stuff :)

The cloud computing age has gotten yet another impulse!

Marc M said...

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Please, don´t forgot the Symbian OS.

:-(

Lloyd said...

Absolutely BRILLIANT!!!

Mail gets to hanset before the computer!

Love IT!

Thanks!

Rene said...

Doesn't work on HTC Diamond! Says device not supported. How is possible such a popular device is not supported!! Shame.

Rene said...

Second opinion: don't use the " m.google.com/sync" link on your phone. Just use these settings from the Google helpdesk to set up active sync: it works great!!
Link ( if permitted?? )
http://www.google.com/support/mobile/bin/answer.py?answer=138636&topic=14299

Matthew Anderson said...

Thanks so much!

surgex said...

This is great but -- What about tasks!?!?

Jeremy said...

I've been syncing contacts and calendar to my phone for months, but with my Apps for Domains email account, I'm unable to turn on email without ActiveSync failing, yielding the 0x800004005 error someone else mentioned above.

I turned on ActiveSync's verbose logging and am getting a <Status>8</Status> response to an INBOX:virtual query which search results would have me believe normally corresponds to a server misconfiguration.

I waited a bit to see if it might have just been load related, but it was still occurring in the middle of the night as well as today.

far117 said...

Tried using the google sync push email and had terrible results. Calendar and contacts have worked great but when I enabled email it would push email in 45seconds at best. My inbox did not download a lot of the email that had been opened like it does with IMAP. There was duplicate labels/folders created. I had 3 sent folders for some reason. Long story short I disabled google push and went back to IMAP gmail with the 3rd party application "Gpush" It's super fast, 1-2 second push notifications, displays the email sender and subject pop up. Much happier with Gpush!! Thank god for that App!!!

deeds! said...

Works on my iPhone. Contacts/Calendar/Mail its all in sync. Gotta love Google, thanks guys!

Mr.Floppy said...

Push still not working ¬_¬

Rob said...

Just switched back to Nuevasync - this is just too buggy and Nueva works flawlessly. I was hoping to switch to this because it's free but for the $25, it's worth having something that works...

I know Gmail will get there eventually but I think I had better give them some time to work out the kinks...

Baxter Tocher said...

@StHalcyon Many thanks for your help. The options on the N97 here were *slightly* different, but nevertheless your instructions got it up and running fine.

And the contact sync is simply awesome!

Thanks again, and thanks to the developers :)

Ethan said...

This does not help those of us who already use Exchange for our work email. That leaves my 2 gmail accounts on POP for the foreseeable future.

StHalcyon said...

@Baxter Tocher: You're welcome. I'm glad the instructions were helpful.

@Ethan (or anyone who complained at Google for the one Exchange account limitation): That is not Google's problem. It's your device software problem. The native iPhone mail app with Exchange support, as well as Nokia's MfE application, is designed to only handle one EAS account/profile. This is a problem with the respective software. If you have an iPhone, take it up with Apple. If you have a Nokia, take it up with Nokia. If you absolutely need to set up multiple Exchange accounts, then currently the only offering is the Palm Pre, which supports multiple Exchange accounts.

Sam Gabriel said...

Great, thank you! I've been waiting for this for a long time...

msim20 said...

all my messages are going directly to Trash folder on the web interface after I setup iphone push. what to do?

anybody else suffering this way?

kerem said...

I gave up GPUSH for this but I really can't afford the battery drain. I just returned to GPUSH.

Wen said...

Trying this in Singapore unfortunately not working. "Error in Communication" message.

Tried putting in full gmail address e.g. "jonathanlee@gmail.com" and just the username "jonathanlee" into the Credentials section of the sync profile (earlier post from someone said just the username worked for them) but neither worked.

John Mayson said...

I've been using sync for calendar and contacts and it's worked great. I enable mail today. It's slow, but it sounds like a common complaint that's being addressed.

Maybe I'm dense, but what does this really buy me over IMAP? Sure, it's push. But when I check email on my iPod Touch I habitually press the "check mail" icon anyway. Okay, I might have to wait an extra 8 seconds for the very last messages to come across, but that's not a big deal to me.

Are there other reasons to use it?

Banar said...

I have 4 Gmail account (actually Googla Apps). Can I have push for all of them on my iphone?

kicknick said...

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kicknick said...

can i use this on my computer in microsoft outlook it shouldn't need to send/receive every 60 seconds?

John Mayson said...

@kicknick - I tried setting up my account as an Exchange account using Apple's Mail.app. It didn't work. I would be curious to learn if it works under Microsoft Outlook configured under Exchange and not IMAP or POP.

The Statesman said...

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Mochamad Arnas Risqianto said...

I am using HTC Snap with Google apps
Body Email can't display if there are email size bigger than Download size limit setting. If you want all email display properly, you should setting up Download size limit with All or Entire Message.

Alan said...

Thanks! So excited to see this ... I really hope that tasks sync will follow soon. (In the meantime, NuevaSync claims to do this, though I haven't tried it yet.)

jcmurty said...

It might be worth mentioning that as yet this service does not appear to be available from Australia.

StHalcyon said...

@John Mayson: You can't set up Outlook to connect to the Exchange server for several reasons. A) Between GMail's servers and your device is this thing called Exchange ActiveSync. Consider this an API of some sort. B) You're assuming that GMail's mail servers are Microsoft Exchange. I'll bet that it is not, and probably something proprietary. They simply made it to work with EAS.

But you can easily configure Outlook with IMAP. The moment you get an email, it shows up in Outlook. So you don't really need to "synchronize" since you're already being kept most up to date on server changes.

Jimmy said...

Bravo.......This site offers u great facilities.

John Mayson said...

@StHalcyon - That makes sense and I realized that was probably the problem after I had tried it.

froggy said...

I hope one day we can also sync tasks. Now I still need to backup by tasks by using local cable and putting it into Outlook pst file. Shame, because all the other data, except tasks I can sync/backup to gmail. Thxs

JohnnyT said...

@Johny Mayson: to use gmail with outlook in a proper way you just need to get the Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook (http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/business/outlook_sync.html). it's just 50$/ person/ year.

so long&greetz

JohnnyT

jcborden said...

I've been using this for Contacts and Calendar for some time and yesterday switched push GMail on and it just works!

Baxter Tocher said...

@The Statesman This works with S60 (at least, it does on my N97). Look for the instructions in the comment from @StHalcyon.

Angad Singh said...

Thank you SO SO much! This was so much needed! I've worked around this limitation in all the ways possible, but this is truly indispensable! :)

Dave said...

I got it setup but I see that some HTML emails do not display in Outlook on Windows Mobile.
In the regular IMAP setup they DO work.

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