Using GMail with Windows Mobile 6 IMAP

  1. Switch to using IMAP to synchronize Windows Mobile and GMail.
  2. Move your Outlook rules into GMail, adding a Filter for each rule, and applying labels in order to categorize.
  3. Ensure that your filters archive all email that is labeled to remove it from the inbox as part of the filtering process
One final thing: When you set up a sync in Windows Mobile by default only the last N days of headers are synced from the server. I had some emails that I needed to have available at all times, such as all emails relating to my upcoming trip to Florida. The way I did this was to apply a Holiday_Orlando label to each of the emails that I needed to have on the phone always. At the next sync Windows Mobile created a new folder called Holiday_Orlando with no messages (none were newer than 3 days). I then had to modify the Holiday_Orlando folder synchronization options to add an override for that folder which told it to sync all messages in the folder.  Voila, all messages about the vacation are now available, with their attachments! #

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