Gmail on my Treo

Now that Gmail supports IMAP, I got it working on my Treo. W00t! It’s pretty simple, but you have to use SnapperMail (the expensive version that supports IMAP rather than the cheap version that doesn’t). I created a new account. Obvious stuff under “Your Name” and “Email Address”. Under Server:

  • Incoming Mail:
    • IMAP4 Server:
    • Username:
    • Password: zzzzzzz
  • Outgoing Mail:
    • SMTP Server:
    • Username:
    • Password: zzzzzz

Then click the “More…” button. Change the IMAP port to 993, and the SSL option to “Always Secure (wrapped port)”. Change the SMTP SSL option to “Always Secure (STARTTLS)”. I made a couple of other changes but they didn’t stick, and it’s still working.

The best thing is that if like me you’ve got filter options that label things and skip the inbox, IMAP treats those labels like folders so you can sync them as well. And if you delete something on your Treo, it gets archived but not deleted on GMail.

I can’t wait to see how well this work with the new Leopard I hated the way worked with multiple accounts and multiple folders in Tiger, but I’m told that’s all fixed now.

4 thoughts on “Gmail on my Treo”

  1. Dammit, I’ve been checking my gmail account for 2 days now waiting to see IMAP added to my account, but its not freaking there yet.

    Of course, my other gmail account (that I hadn’t even logged into for months except to check for IMAP) has it.

    I’m waiting impatiently so I can activate it on my iPhone. Grr.

  2. Of course, 20 minutes after I posted that I logged out of my Gmail account, subsequently logged back in – and there was IMAP.


    It works great with the iPhone as well.

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