A New Q User with Mac - but already set up Missing Sync successfully

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  1. mafatumatt

    mafatumatt New Member

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    A New Q User with Mac - but already set up Missing Sync successfully

    Ok, so I've got a MacBook Pro and Q. Got Missing Sync, set it up, love it.

    But, I use gmail for e-mail and I use the Apple Mail program to read it. However, on my phone, I can't configure my gmail to be the "outlook express mail" so on my main screen, whenever I get email thru gmail pops up "gmail: 1" but e-mail stays at 0, right next to the text message counter. is there any way to adjust it so I can sync my mail on the apple or does missing sync not do that?

    If i cant adjust that way, can I edit my home screen so that gmail appears as email instead so I don't get the popup thing?

    i know its a little thing but I'm picky with my new Q!

    And this site is great! It's where I went to see about Missing Sync. It's good to find a forum like this for the Q with some educated users.
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    GMail Questions

    Did you install the Java GMail program on your Q? I don't have a Mac, but ActiveSync only syncs Outlook E-mail (not Outlook Express). Also, getting a GMail popup and not seeing the E-mail counter change makes me think you installed the GMail program.

    You can configure GMail as a POP3 account on your Q, and that should display unread GMail on the Home screen.

    Steve
  3. joe in miami

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    You're one step ahead of me on the Missing Sync. and I'm still not 100% sure I will keep my Sprint Q. I was very frustrated trying to set up email. I eventually set up 4 accounts successfully and my email counter still showed 0 when I had a total of 30-something emails.

    I have a long-standing joke, that every Windows-based product I buy, I must allocate at least 48 hours of tech support just to get it to work. In the end it does, but in the process I get an education in IT systems administration. :laugh2:

    I was looking for a way to increase the font size of the homescreen, especially the clock, and went to Settings/Homescreen (on the Q) and selected a different format. Then to my amazement, I found one (format)that actually lists the different email accounts and their counters. Now I still have a small clock but at least I can see how emails I really have.

    I'm a little concerned about the battery life. Right now I have the Q pulling emails every 15 minutes and I'm sure its sucking juice. Today, Saturday, for instance, I barely talked on it and it ran out of battery after about 8 hours. I figure if I was using it as I normally do, it would have lasted less than 6 hours.
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    E-mail On The Q

    There are two E-mail plug-ins. The one that also shows SMS, voicemail, etc. only shows your Outlook E-mail count. The one that shows just one account can be configured to show any of your accounts.

    As for font size, I think you have to control that using the Home screen's XML. My Verizon Q came with a Large font Home screen, but I wasn't thrilled with it.

    Don't check E-mail every 15 minutes, then. I check every 30 and usually get a day's usage from my Q. I don't make many calls, but I keep Bluetooth on 24/7.

    Another thing to do is turn off incoming beams in the Connections Beam settings applet. That saves quite a bit of power.

    Steve
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    Thanks. Yes, I plan to go to 30-minute intervals on the email. I figure if something is urgent...a phone call is in order.

    What exactly is a Connections Beam? I couldn't find it in the manual, which BTW is horrible. What does it do?
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    It turns off automatic reception of incoming infrared transmissions. (On some phones -- those with the Microsoft Bluetooth stack, I think -- it also turns off incoming Bluetooth transmissions or something, but that's not true on the Q.)

    Steve
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    If turning off Connections doesn't interfere with use of Bluetooth then its worth a try in order to save battery life. Does it have to do with sending contact info or documents from one device to another? I will check it out on the Motorola Q website just to make sure. Thanks.

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