- 11-11-2012, 01:33 PM #1
Gmail update plain just sucks
I have tried it with it setup as exchange and the default
I have it set as items arrive
Sometimes its instant, sometimes 5 minutes, several time its been nearly 30 and I've gone and refreshed manually.
signal not the issue, 10 to 18mbps at home and 2 to 3.5mbps at work
3 days of poor email delivery reliability
the .live.co.uk one is lighting fast
just the gmail sucks
Pity Cause I do love the OS
- 11-11-2012, 01:46 PM #2
11-11-2012, 01:49 PM #3
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Have you considered using a new email provider?
Obviously that is not ideal, I've never been a huge gmail guy, but I know many are. I personally have my own personal email like: email@example.com. This way I can switch providers on the fly because I forward all my mail. Makes it easy to change! I've gone from hotmail.com -> mac.com -> me.com -> gmail.com -> outlook.com. So I've come full circle, but I can change to any provider I want without issue as a result.
Some others who use gmail with there phones can chime in and probably assist better. But I love the freedom of choice that my setup provides me and would recommend it.
- 11-11-2012, 01:57 PM #5
- 11-11-2012, 02:16 PM #6
- 11-11-2012, 02:17 PM #7
I think the negative is that it isn't working for you, but the positive is that it isn't a WP8 problem. Depending on how much customization you put into your phone you can consider doing a hard reset or exchanging it to see if that fixes the problem. It isn't ideal but it is certainly a random bug, not a design flaw.
- 11-11-2012, 03:00 PM #10
Exactly what VP said. Ditch Gmail, open up a Live.com/Outlook.com address, and set it to fetch your old Gmails. Not only is your email faster and better, but you also no longer have Google scraping the contents of all of your e-mail and selling your private data to advertisers.
- 11-11-2012, 03:19 PM #11
Are you forwarding your hotmail.com/gmail.com/whichever-service.com to your domain or are you forwarding your domain to your external mailservice?
I'm curious because this sounds like a really good idea.
- 11-11-2012, 03:25 PM #12
Unrelated question: Is it difficult to switch a hotmail address to an outlook/live address? I have my xbox account associated with this email address and wouldn't want that to get messed around in the switchover.
For the OP, the problem is gmail. As a software developer and an enthusiast network administrator I have nothing but problems with it and cannot find a solution. I have IMAP enabled on gmail.com and when syncing with my outlook 2010 it is slow, unreliable and it's flagging behaviour is just flat out atrocious. No other email service has given me so many problems.
Though I can say one thing, my gmail works well on my Windows Phone 7. I have it set to deliver immediately and, from what I can tell, it works fine. I get emails to both accounts and oftentimes I have the gmail set as a backup, but it will receive newsletters and stuff at the exact same time my hotmail account does on my phone. I think what you need to do is log onto gmail's web interface and make sure you have IMAP enabled. POP3 is not sync friendly.
11-11-2012, 03:47 PM #13
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- 11-11-2012, 04:04 PM #15
Now that that's done, how difficult would it be (or even possible) to change my @hotmail.com address to be @outlook.com or @live.com?
The "Get new ID" simply tried to create an alias, which I already know how. Is it even possible to change the core ID of the account?
- 11-11-2012, 04:26 PM #16
i think this phone is faulty
tryed sending both the gmail and the .live.co.uk accounts from a different account
broswer show the email
iphone got both instant
lumia got the gmail, but is still waiting for the live.co.uk
- 11-12-2012, 12:15 AM #22
I can't ditch Gmail because it is absolutely mandatory for school, and I need to receive the emails right away. What could I do? I might not even switch to WP if this problem will persist... (plus I have my business account on Gmail, so definitely can't switch to Live/Hotmail.)
- 11-12-2012, 01:22 AM #24