Gmail gets IMAP Support

Gmail has officially released IMAP Support for users. IMAP is a two way communication mechanism unlike POP. Earlier Gmail was only supporting POP. This meant that syncing the read mails was not possible from your favorite email client to Gmail Server. However, from now on, this two way syncing is possible. The list of Gmail’s supported email clients goes as Thunderbird, Eudora, Outlook Express/2003/2007 and Windows Mail, as well as the iPhone.


Official Gmail Blog states ” As we roll out the feature over the next couple of days, you will be able to use Gmail at work, in your car, or just about anywhere on any device, and actions you take will be automatically synced with Gmail on the web (and remember it works the other way too: anything you do on the Web will be seen on your phone or in your mail client). Just click the “Forwarding and POP/IMAP” tab in your Gmail “Settings” and turn it on. (Psst. If you don’t see the “IMAP” in the “Forwarding and POP/IMAP” tab, then check back soon. We are giving it to users as fast as we can).

With IMAP support coming into Gmail, users can easily

  • Read their Email on Gmail web interface.
  • Using their favorite email client mark a mail as Read
  • Archive it using iPhone and finally
  • View the relevant changes on their Blackberry. 🙂

Isn’t this exciting ?

The below embedded video gives a step by step process of setting up Gmail IMAP on the iPhone in about a minute.

Source: Official Gmail Blog




7 Responses

  1. Since IMAP and POP are open standards one can use any compliant mail user agent to access Gmail, not just the ones mentioned on the Gmail info.

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  4. this video is not available, please check it.

  5. Hi Gaubali,

    Thanks for your comment, but the youtube video embedding is present. Try accessing to see this video on Youtube directly.


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