Gmail Now Supports IMAP

Oct 25, 2007 • 9:07 am | comments (6) by twitter | Filed Under Other Google Topics

In case you've been living under a rock for the last few days, Gmail has now begun to support IMAP as indicated by the screenshot below:

gmail imap

Google announced the feature yesterday. This will make life easier for all users who depend on Gmail on multiple devices (especially the iPhone) so that the changes made on one device will be replicated in other locations when you log back into Gmail. (That's the benefit of IMAP over POP in a nutshell for the tech-illiterate.)

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10/25/2007 02:41 pm

When will this feature go LIVE. I am not seeing the IMAP on my GMail settings yet.

Barry Schwartz

10/25/2007 03:06 pm

Live for me.

andrew wise

10/25/2007 04:01 pm

Personally I don't see why anyone would choose to pay for Yahoo! Mail when there is a great, free alternative that offers IMAP support. I think once Apple gets its head out of its ass and integrates Gmail PUSH, it's game over, except for those grandmas still using Yahoo.


10/25/2007 05:53 pm

Thanks for the info. I really dislike the gmail interface and now I can combine the power of gmail with the power of Thunderbird!


10/26/2007 07:14 am

Tanks for the info... By the way Oliver, if you could point me in any dirction of combining Thunderbird, and Gmail it would be much appreciated!


10/26/2007 03:31 pm

As a grandma(*ahem*), I found the gmail interface annoying, but I still use it, mostly because it's free. I also use the FREE email at YAHOO... but I tried their new beta system for a few days, HATED IT with a passion and have gone back to using the free product, which I access with Thunderbird. In fact, I access all my email accounts with Thunderbird, all except gmail. But now that this news is out, I will GLADLY start using gmail more. Having Thunderbird access my gmail account is a dream come true!

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