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Limit to number of proper Gmail accounts in Windows Mail app?

  1. #1

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    Windows 8 Enterprise x64 RTM

    Limit to number of proper Gmail accounts in Windows Mail app?

    So I remember noticing something like this in the previews, but now that I'm running RTM it's still there and bugging me:

    SOME of my Gmail accounts seems to connect via an appropriate protocol that supports Push, adding "as items arrive" to the list of download frequency, and removing the outgoing and incoming server fields from the bottom of the settings. Others, meanwhile, appear to be auto-configured as basic IMAP accounts, and therefore are limited to 15 minutes as the lowest frequency of checking.

    There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to it, beyond POSSIBLY the fact that the first two accounts I set up both got proper push configuration, while the later ones didn't. One's a straight, the other is a Google Apps account. Meanwhile I deleted the Google Apps account from it along with another and then added back the and it still configured it using standard IMAP, and yet included "as items arrive" in the dropdown. And now it's giving me timeouts when I try to add back the Google Apps account I removed.

    Anyone else having similar experiences, and can anyone else confirm what the limit seems to be, or a possible workaround?

    EDIT: After a system restart the Google Apps account I was trying to add back finally appeared. It's no longer available for "as items arrive," though, and the second account I re-added after deleting it still has "as items arrive" as an option. Meanwhile it appears that the server settings fields appear only if you check the box to sync contacts and calendar as well as email. When I deleted and re-added the only account still showing them and checked that box, those fields didn't come back.

    So so far it appears that it's limited to push from only two Google accounts. Anyone else seeing similar?
    Last edited by TurboFool; 14 Aug 2012 at 18:36. Reason: Additional information

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  2. #2

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Enterprise x64 RTM

    An update, FYI: I've since found that I can change, willy-nilly, which two accounts have access to "As items arrive" by taking one of the ones that currently has it OFF of it and down to a longer option. It'll then make the option available to all other accounts until I set it, at which point the rest get limited.

    Strange and disappointing. I'd like to know the technical limitations behind this.
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