1. mrgstiffler's Avatar
    Anyone else have a problem with this? I set my account to sync every 15 minutes. The problem I've found is that each sync lasts 10+ minutes so it's constantly syncing. I'm thinking I should delete the account and reset it up as an Exchange account.
    11-11-2012 03:06 AM
  2. JimboJones2268's Avatar
    Anyone else have a problem with this? I set my account to sync every 15 minutes. The problem I've found is that each sync lasts 10+ minutes so it's constantly syncing. I'm thinking I should delete the account and reset it up as an Exchange account.
    I have had the odd issue with GMail myself. But doesn't it get setup as an exchange account anyway just without having to enter the server name manually?
    11-11-2012 03:41 AM
  3. mrgstiffler's Avatar
    I have had the odd issue with GMail myself. But doesn't it get setup as an exchange account anyway just without having to enter the server name manually?
    Mine got setup as an IMAP account.
    11-11-2012 03:43 AM
  4. litchblade#IM's Avatar
    How can you set it up as an exchange account?
    11-11-2012 03:49 AM
  5. mrgstiffler's Avatar
    How can you set it up as an exchange account?
    Set up Google Sync with your iOS device - Google Apps Help

    Not sure if it works on other devices.
    11-11-2012 03:54 AM
  6. litchblade#IM's Avatar
    But doesn't windows Phone 8 automatically use Exchange for gmail? I got m.google.com added by Windows, not by me.

    I can't choose anything like exchange when I add a new mail account. Just Google Mail. That's it? :)
    11-11-2012 03:56 AM
  7. mrgstiffler's Avatar
    But doesn't windows Phone 8 automatically use Exchange for gmail? I got m.google.com added by Windows, not by me.

    I can't choose anything like exchange when I add a new mail account. Just Google Mail. That's it? :)
    Mine got setup as IMAP using imap.gmail.com. It might be because I'm using a Google Apps account.
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    11-11-2012 04:00 AM
  8. JimboJones2268's Avatar
    Mine got setup as an IMAP account.
    How can you tell?
    11-11-2012 07:12 AM
  9. mrgstiffler's Avatar
    How can you tell?
    The server is imap.gmail.com and port is 993...
    11-11-2012 07:16 AM
  10. JimboJones2268's Avatar
    The server is imap.gmail.com and port is 993...
    Seems a good way to tell! Mine must be exchange, server is m.google.com
    11-11-2012 08:40 AM
  11. litchblade#IM's Avatar
    m.google.com is exchange. Right. :)
    11-11-2012 09:27 AM
  12. rick98761's Avatar
    I just went in and set mine up as a exchange account and not a google account. Seems to work much better, same situation as on ios.
    11-11-2012 11:07 AM
  13. vdubskey's Avatar
    Go into the settings of the mail app. Then click sync settings. Now check Email and Calendar to be synced. Now in the drop down box you will have As Items Arrive. This option won't drain your battery. Learned that lesson when I got my WP7 last year. Lol.

    Now if you don't want Gmail calendar stuff on your calendar, open the calendar and go into the settings and uncheck your Gmail account.

    I don't sync my Gmail contacts so don't know if that trick will work with syncing Gmail contacts too. I love WP8, but in some areas they took a step back in functionality.
    11-11-2012 11:19 AM
  14. cirian75's Avatar
    Gmail just does seem to not like WP8

    I have mine setup as exchange and on as they arrive

    usually bings 5 to 10 minutes after the email have arrived, sometime after 30 minutes I just go and refresh manually

    suggestions?

    Signal is not the issue.
    11-11-2012 01:45 PM
  15. vdubskey's Avatar
    I just set mine up with the default Google Mail account that is preset in the list of accounts to choose from. Works just like it did in WP7 after checking calendar.
    11-11-2012 02:32 PM
  16. brmiller1976's Avatar
    Gmail has never worked well with non-Google devices.

    My recommendation is to set up an account on Outlook.com, and use Outlook.com to fetch your Gmail for you and send it to your live.com/hotmail.com/outlook.com e-mail. The sync is instantaneous and you don't have to deal with Google's pseudo-Exchange and all the bugs it entails.
    11-11-2012 03:02 PM
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