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Gmail POP3 or IMAP?

Is there a way to tell which protocol my BlackBerry uses to poll my Gmail accounts? I have each Gmail account set up through BIS. Is there a way to change from IMAP to PO3, as I understand that POP3 is more instantaneous?

 

Thank you.

BlackBerry Curve 8530
OS: 5.0.0.937
Carrier: Boost Mobile CDMA
16 GB microSDHC card installed
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Re: Gmail POP3 or IMAP?

from what I heard pop isnt used anymore for BIS. if you haev pop it will stay, but if you delete or add a new one you will always get imap
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Re: Gmail POP3 or IMAP?

Thank you for the information.

 

Why would they choose the slower of the two? From everything I've read, POP3 is a more instantaneous delivery method than IMAP for Gmail on the BlackBerry.

 

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Re: Gmail POP3 or IMAP?

pop is faster on all forms of emails or software but is lacking in features that imap has
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Re: Gmail POP3 or IMAP?

*sighs* I'd rather have the speed.

 

Thanks for the answer.

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Re: Gmail POP3 or IMAP?

one thing I thought of while I sit watching GSP beat down on BJ Penn.

You could try advanced mode

 

log into BIS account

add email

put in email address, leave both password fields blank

you will get an error, but you will get a manual option as well

then try putting in the server pop.gmail.com with your email, user and pass

see if that helps for you

 

dont think you can do it from your device, have to do it from the metroPCS BIS website

 

good luck

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Re: Gmail POP3 or IMAP?

Thanks. I'll try that.
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OS: 5.0.0.937
Carrier: Boost Mobile CDMA
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Re: Gmail POP3 or IMAP?


drizzt09 wrote:
pop is faster on all forms of emails or software but is lacking in features that imap has
That is not true anymore for GMail and Yahoo.

http://www.blackberrycool.com/2008/09/bis-customers-now-getting-instant-imap-e-mail/
http://www.blackberrynews.com/2008/08/31/bis-using-imap-idle-for-push-email/

BIS with IMAP + IDLE feature can be faster than BES since last summer.



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Re: Gmail POP3 or IMAP?

beg to differ, I switched to imap from pop and im going back because of the speed.. and I have bes, its certainly not faster than my bes