1. silverbullet's Avatar
    So I've set my email sync time with gmail to 15 mins because I believe this is the frequency I will get the messages I received from gmail to get on my BlackBerry pp

    Is this right? I'm starting to think perhaps I am interpreting this all wrong.

    Can someone please explain what is the purpose of being able to set the sync time and what the benefits are of setting it shorter versus longer?

    I'm guessing shorter means our batteries will die faster.

    Posted via CB10
    01-24-15 05:34 PM
  2. conite's Avatar
    You will always get new email pushed to you immediately with Imap.

    But any activities you are doing on your desktop (composing drafts, sending email, etc) will get synced to your BlackBerry according to your sync time setting.



    Z30STA100-5/10.3.1.1949
    01-24-15 05:38 PM
  3. anon(9208252)'s Avatar
    Turn the sync time off and turn push on its better.

    Passport SQW100-1/10.3.1.2072
    01-24-15 05:39 PM
  4. conite's Avatar
    Turn the sync time off and turn push on its better.

    Passport SQW100-1/10.3.1.2072
    Different thing. See my post. I have push on, and a 5 minute sync interval. I like my device to match my desktop quickly.

    Z30STA100-5/10.3.1.1949
    01-24-15 05:42 PM
  5. anon(9208252)'s Avatar
    Different thing. See my post. I have push on, and a 5 minute sync interval. I like my device to match my desktop quickly.

    Z30STA100-5/10.3.1.1949
    i have sync time turned off and mine is instant on everything.
    01-24-15 05:54 PM
  6. conite's Avatar
    i have sync time turned off and mine is instant on everything.
    You can't turn it off. You mean set to "manual"?

    Well then, I'm stumped. I've never been able to sync other activities when set to manual.

    Z30STA100-5/10.3.1.1949
    01-24-15 06:13 PM
  7. conite's Avatar
    This is from the BlackBerry support website:

    As for the read/unread status -- that should sync to whatever Sync Interval you set when setting up the account.* Settings > Accounts > (Gmail account) .* Scroll down to "Sync Interval".* The sync interval also determines how often the Gmail contacts and calendar sync between device and server.


    Z30STA100-5/10.3.1.1949
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    01-24-15 06:18 PM
  8. anon(9208252)'s Avatar
    This is from the BlackBerry support website:

    As for the read/unread status -- that should sync to whatever Sync Interval you set when setting up the account.* Settings > Accounts > (Gmail account) .* Scroll down to "Sync Interval".* The sync interval also determines how often the Gmail contacts and calendar sync between device and server.


    Z30STA100-5/10.3.1.1949
    Yes your correct I don't do contacts and calendar,

    I use back up pro for them.

    Passport SQW100-1/10.3.1.2072
    01-24-15 06:20 PM
  9. silverbullet's Avatar
    Ok reading all the replies have made me even more confused!

    I am using gmail for calendar and contacts so I guess I need to have the sync feature on.

    Now with respect to the time set for sync, am I to understand this is the period of time when the phone and any changes made while on a desktop will be matched? Does it also apply when I make changes on my BlackBerry? The sync time is when changes on made on my BlackBerry will be synced to my gmail account?

    Posted via CB10
    01-24-15 07:20 PM
  10. conite's Avatar
    Ok reading all the replies have made me even more confused!

    I am using gmail for calendar and contacts so I guess I need to have the sync feature on.

    Now with respect to the time set for sync, am I to understand this is the period of time when the phone and any changes made while on a desktop will be matched? Does it also apply when I make changes on my BlackBerry? The sync time is when changes on made on my BlackBerry will be synced to my gmail account?

    Posted via CB10
    The sync time is not for email push - that happens automatically with Imap.

    Sync time is for contacts, calendar, and other Gmail features like read/unread flags and such.

    Z30STA100-5/10.3.1.1949
    01-24-15 08:24 PM
  11. anon(870071)'s Avatar
    The sync time is not for email push - that happens automatically with Imap.

    Sync time is for contacts, calendar, and other Gmail features like read/unread flags and such.

    Z30STA100-5/10.3.1.1949
    It's one extra step but all you have to do with your Gmail accounts is simply refresh! And all information for everything will sync.

    Posted via CB10
    01-24-15 08:57 PM
  12. conite's Avatar
    It's one extra step but all you have to do with your Gmail accounts is simply refresh! And all information for everything will sync.

    Posted via CB10
    I can't really understand why you would want to do that though. Set it up for maximum sync time then - battery usage would be utterly insignificant.

    Z30STA100-5/10.3.1.1949
    01-24-15 09:02 PM
  13. silverbullet's Avatar
    What about when I delete messages from my BlackBerry and select delete from account as well, does it delete the message from gmail?

    I could be wrong but it seems like the messages still remain on gmail when I check on my desktop.

    How do I ensure messages deleted from my handheld are also deleted on the gmail server?

    Posted via CB10
    01-24-15 10:19 PM
  14. conite's Avatar
    What about when I delete messages from my BlackBerry and select delete from account as well, does it delete the message from gmail?

    I could be wrong but it seems like the messages still remain on gmail when I check on my desktop.

    How do I ensure messages deleted from my handheld are also deleted on the gmail server?

    Posted via CB10
    http://crackberry.com/how-get-gmail-...hout-archiving


    Z30STA100-5/10.3.1.1949
    01-24-15 10:46 PM
  15. silverbullet's Avatar
    Thanks

    Posted via CB10
    01-24-15 11:30 PM
  16. alpha beta gaga's Avatar
    i've set my gmail contacts sync interval to 'manual'. so how would i go about refreshing the contacts list?
    03-04-15 04:53 AM
  17. blueburk's Avatar
    whatever the defalt setting is havent touched it get mail faster om my passport then my home computer and there sitting next to each other
    03-04-15 07:15 AM
  18. muellerto's Avatar
    Different thing. See my post. I have push on, and a 5 minute sync interval.
    On good old 10.2.1 this caused a lot of network traffic, several MB per day (depends on the content of the mailbox) and per IMAP Inbox and so it drained the battery a lot. The IMAP Inboxes were polled all the time AND sent Push messages when something arrived. This stopped immediately when I chose Push and set the Synch interval to "Manually". I didn't check what 10.3.1 does.
    03-04-15 07:29 AM
  19. crowning73's Avatar
    It's one extra step but all you have to do with your Gmail accounts is simply refresh! And all information for everything will sync.
    How about non-gmail accounts, one of mine doesn't seem to be syncing correctly.
    03-11-15 03:13 AM

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