How come I don’t have Gmail IMAP yet?

Dear Googel!

Where is my fucking IMAP access? Seriously! I’ve been a loyal fanboi for years. I use Gmail, Gtalk, Google Desktop, Adsense Ads, Google Analytics, Google Docs and your search engine on a daily basis. Now that I think about it, it’s actually kinda scary how many Google aps I actually use. 8O And yet, despite all of that, to date I haven’t seen that coveted IMAP option in my settings. WTF Google? Am I not worthy? What else do you want!

Everyone on the internets now is like “ooh, look I got Gmail IMAP access!” So I’m asking – where is mine? I need you to like, get on it and get it done! I better have it by Monday.

okthxbai

Update 11/01/2007 03:26:06 PM

Wohoo! I got it! See comments.

[tags]google, gmail, imap, gmail imap, google apps[/tags]

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16 Responses to How come I don’t have Gmail IMAP yet?

  1. Fr3d UNITED KINGDOM Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    I noticed I’m missing IMAP in mine too… I tried to setup my iPod Touch’s mail client to use Gmail’s IMAP thing today, but there was no option to turn it on in the Gmail settings! :(

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  2. Miloš UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    It’s few days away…we’ve waited long enough, few more days won’t kill us, or will it? I want my IMAP access now dammit! lol!

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  3. martin GERMANY Epiphany Debian GNU/Linux says:

    i’m still waiting too .. actually two friends of mine who’ll never use imap have it but I still have to wait .. it’s not fair .. I think they noticed I logged in quite frequently just to check whether imap is available or not .. and they’ll keep me suffering … *sigh* .. but tomorrow is another day .. :)

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  4. Luke Maciak UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    Let’s hope that Gmail will see the repeated occurrences of the words Gmail and IMAP in the comment notifications from this post and will get the hint. :)

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  5. Muhammad SINGAPORE Mozilla Firefox Windows Terminalist says:

    I didn’t even know there’s IMAP access in Gmail. Just checked it today and lo! IMAP is enabled! Woot~~~!!

    Yeah, I hate web interfaces too. Avoid it like the plague. I use Outlook Express and check my gmail using POP. Let’s try IMAP now!

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  6. jambarama UNITED STATES Epiphany Linux Terminalist says:

    Features like this are seem to be rolled out to “lightly used” accounts first – my 10 year old sister always gets new features in her gmail account before I do.

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  7. Luke Maciak UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Ubuntu Linux says:

    @Muhammad – I officially hate you now! ;)

    @jambarama – lightly used you say… Sigh, this means I’m not getting my IMAP in a long while then, because there is nothing light about my use of Gmail. Then again, my mailbox is only like 15% full so I’m probably not the heaviest user either.

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  8. Morad QATAR Mozilla Firefox Mac OS says:

    THIS IS *()*$)(*#)(*$#!!!

    Yep, I’ve been trying to figure out why I am being treated as a second class citizen… is it because I depend on it too much?!
    oh well, who ever has it since 2004.. let me know if you got ir ot not..

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  9. Muhammad SINGAPORE Mozilla Firefox Windows Terminalist says:

    Man, gmail IMAP kinda sucks. The service is too slow on my Outlook 2007, and it keeps getting disconnected on Outlook Express.

    Looks like I’m back using POP with Outlook Express.

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  10. Felipe Cerda CHILE Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    I’m waiting too! i only have IMAP enabled in my Google Apps account but not in my Gmail account.

    @Muhammad: use Thunderbird! it’s way better and faster than Outlook.

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  11. Miloš UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    I think that there’s something to what “jambarama” said above. I just got IMAP access enabled on my other (much less used) gmail account while my main account still only has POP. :(

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  12. Luke Maciak UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Ubuntu Linux says:

    Yes! I got it! And it’s actually pretty fast working with Thunderbird.

    If you are waiting for it, go check it again now! :) If you don’t have it yet, you are probably using Gmail more than I do.

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  13. Fr3d UNITED KINGDOM Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    I checked earlier, and it wasn’t there, but looking again just now it is! Yey for faster Gmail on my iTouch :D

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  14. fatwacko GERMANY Safari Mac OS says:

    what do I have to do to get that IMAP gmail thing … :(
    strange how the feature pops up to some users only

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  15. Luke Maciak UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows Terminalist says:

    I don’t know man. I thought they rolled it out to all accounts by now. I think they only thing you can do is wait.

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  16. Peter Keller UNITED KINGDOM Mozilla Firefox SuSE Linux says:

    When it was first introduced, IMAP was only enabled if your language setting was “English (US)”. It works now for “English (UK)” too, but maybe it is still not available for all languages?

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