Using Gmail with iOS


#1

My new job uses email powered by Google. However, using Mail.app is giving me issues getting email quickly. I’ve been using Spark temporarily but it’s not living up to what I need.
Is there any recommendations on improving the process without using a 3rd party email app or the Gmail app?


#2

I have never seen this problem on any of the many Gmail / G-suite hosted email accounts. Emails arrive almost instantly.

Do you happen to forward other email to this Gmail account?
If to this often has a significant delay.


#3

Look into the Superhuman email device


#4

Gmail’s IMAP issues are well-known throughout the email-client world. It’s not standard IMAP, and they don’t have much incentive to make it work better. IIRC - they disabled push for a few years ago, too (although maybe not for paid accounts?)

The Gmail app will obviously get you the emails quicker than anything else. Is there a particular reason to not want to use it?


#5

I agree with TJ. Just use the Gmail app (or Google’s Inbox app for Gmail, which I prefer, though it’s been deprecated because of unpopularity, and expected to disappear later this year).


#6

I gave up on mail.app and started using the Gmail app about a year ago for its greatly superior search function. Once I got used to it, it became my favorite.