12-19-2012 06:02 AM
OK in absence of any other replies I sent two test messages to my gmail account from my hotmail. One message was archived in gmail, the other was moved to a folder I created in gmail called Safekeeping.
When searching in Playbook (after a few minutes for the thing to sync completely) the search will find the message on Safekeeping folder, but cannot find it in the Archive. It will not find any message older than the sync period (unlike alleged capability of eyepads etc which are claimed to bve able to continue the search on the server)
So nothing is added to what I wrote earlier:-
Messages in live folders can be displayed and searched provided they are no older than the sync period.
Messages that have been "archived" by the user in gmail cannot be displayed or searched in Playbook.
12-19-2012 10:29 AM
12-19-2012 11:36 AM
Same applies to all email providers. The sync period (7' 15 or 30 days) is how Playbook keeps the decks clear for normal daily emailing on the go. If you really need to delve back beyond 30 days you can always use the browser. I think gmail is unique in having an Archive, but I have never seen the reason except possibly to hang onto as much of our personal data as possible long after we thought it had been deleted. One day it's gping to be their intellectual property like Faceache and Twatter have tried and will try again. Keep it where you can see it at least.
12-19-2012 01:44 PM
12-23-2012 01:34 AM
I notice that the "Allmail" folder is missing on the PlayBook. I think that's where gmail sends it when you archive, as opposed to putting in a specific folder. There's one called [gmail] but it's not the same one.
The archive is just the lazy way of getting out of the inbox. I don't remember when gmail introduced folders and archiving, but I vaguely remember the original idea being that they weren't necessary - you just labeled messages or searched for them with google's awesome search skills blah blah. I remember hating it to start with - now I am just used to having an inbox with thousands of messages in it ;-)
The eyegadget's "continue search on server" is a definite plus - as is having that Allmail folder.
Gmail is apparently going to make life tough for users that don't happen to want an android device. They're ditching the Microsoft EAS license that makes it so easy to import gmail onto I-gadgets and, presumably, the PB. Importing mail, calendar, and contacts separately with IMAP, CalDAV, and CardDAV is the coming norm. I have seen bunch of accounts that I pull into the device mail client, so I'm not interested in using a.gmail app. Will probably shift my mail to a different host instead.
12-23-2012 04:25 AM