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Android - I have to sync Gmail twice ?

Ok sometimes I have to sync Gmail twice on my Samsung Galaxy S - this could be over Wifi or even 3G/HSDPA - does anybody know why this happens? it's very annoying. I have auto-sync turned off to save battery life and when I hit refresh in gmail sometimes it takes a minute but no new e-mails appear and the sync icon goes away as if it's finished,  whereas if I try again straight away, all the e-mails start pouring in.

Is this a Gmail app-specific problem or a problem with the Galaxy S ?
Or maybe even a problem with Eclair ? Still no Froyo here in Ireland as far as I know.
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I suspect that the first sync sets things up and the second actually does it.
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Except sometimes the first one works completely. So I don't think so.
What exactl;y if different between when it works and when it does not?
I notice on my DroidX that it seems like it takes a while to refresh the Gmail when I open it. Is it possible that you are hitting that second time after waiting a bit and it just happens that the refresh is coming in from the first time?

Anthony
When this happens it completely finishes the sync (icon disappears from notification bar) but no e-mails have been sent or received. I sometimes even have to sync it a third time before it works, and when it picks up one e-mail, it picks up them all.

Just to re-iterate, I have auto-sync turned off to save battery and I'm opening gmail, hitting menu, then refresh.
No answers ? The mod has told me he's going to close off this question even though I have yet to receive any help (as such)
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Thanks Anthony I'll take a look at that - does it have to download all of my gmails first time ? is it that sort of client ?  because that could take a very very long time.
Nope. It just works exactly the way I hoped it would. Very impressed with it and have been using it ever since.

Anthony
Great App - solves my issue perfectly