Gmail will not Sync on Android/HTC Incredible

I tried going to Settings/Accounts & Sync/Google and hit Sync Now.  But this does not help.  Of course Refresh in the GMail client does not work.  I have Internet connectivity through the 3G.  I can browse the web or anything else that requires Internet.  The only thing that seems to work *sometimes* is powering off and then back on (with that noisy DROID sound I wish I could deactivate).  
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TribusCommented:
Have you tried a backup of your data and then done a complete factory reset/wipe and then add only the Gmail app and see what happens?

If that works try to add your apps back and your data.
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TribusCommented:
Try out this help article from Google about setting up gmail for your Droid device:

http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=114408
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amigan_99Network EngineerAuthor Commented:
I thought you might be onto something as I went into GMail settings and IMAP was set at disabled.  Weird as my sync has worked fine for months.  I rebooted the Incredible and...no change.  

So I tried to verify the connection settings.  However there is no Menu/Account Settings in the GMail app.  If I go to the inbox and press Menu it has Refresh/Compose/Accounts/Go to labels/Search and ...More/Settings/Help.  So Settings is close...so try that.  In there you find Signature, Confirm actions, Auto-advane, Message text size, Batch Operations, Clear search history, Labels, email Notifications, Select ringtone, Vibrate, Notify once.  That's it.  

So...I went into Settings/Applications/Manage Applications/Running/Gmail.. and then I chose "Clear data".  This wiped everything out of both of my gmail accounts.  Some time later the mails repopulated.  But...no syncing going forward.  And forcing a sync does not work either.  Force stop does not help.
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TribusCommented:
Oh you are talking about the Google email app.  I thought you would have been working with the basic e-mail program for your device.

From what you posted, Accounts may have the settinsg for your gmail account there.  IMAP has different addresses than POP3.  

I don't use the Google app with my device so I have no advice for settings in that...sorry.  I just use Outlook on my PC and my mail program on my device.  No Google app.  well actually I have the Google app but I never have a reason to open it really....shrugs.    
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amigan_99Network EngineerAuthor Commented:
For my corporate email I am using Touchdown and that is working/syncing just fine.  Just GMail is failing unless I wipe the data and then I get a one-time sync.
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amigan_99Network EngineerAuthor Commented:
Found the fix.  I uninstalled the most recently added applications and rebooted.  Not sure which was the gunk.  But happy to be working again.
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amigan_99Network EngineerAuthor Commented:
Well turns out it was only a temporary fix.  It stopped syncing.  So I deleted a few more apps that I didn't need.  It started syncing again.  Sync worked a couple of days and now it stopped again.  :-(  I still need help with this!
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amigan_99Network EngineerAuthor Commented:
Well that's interesting.  I enabled the HTC mail client for access to the GMail account where I had been using GMail app.  The HTC mail client sync'd no problem.  I loathe to wipe the Incredible because I use it for work with Touchdown email client for Exchange Sync.  Mail for gmail seems to be workin ok.  Perhaps I'll just leave it at that.
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TribusCommented:
That's where I was going with the post I made above that said:

"Oh you are talking about the Google email app.  I thought you would have been working with the basic e-mail program for your device."

I am glad that's working for you!  I personally use an iPhone 4 with Exchange and gmail, both with the default app.  I never use my Google app even though I have it.
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amigan_99Network EngineerAuthor Commented:
Thank you.
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