I recently configured my new Droid Bionic to access two Gmail accounts. I have used the Droid app named "Messaging" to look at these and social media accounts (Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.) all in one place. This morning, for what I believe was the first time, I checked my Gmail accounts first on my Droid phone before I opened Outlook on my PC. I saw about 20 new messages.
Here is where the problem comes in. When I returned to my office I opened Outlook and none of these messages were downloaded. I did some hunting and found this Gmail help page:
Using POP on multiple clients or mobile devices
What is 'recent mode?'
If you're accessing Gmail on multiple clients through POP, Gmail's 'recent mode' makes sure that all messages are made available to each client, rather than only to the first client to access new mail.
Recent mode fetches the last 30 days of mail, regardless of whether it's been sent to another POP1 client already.
This made sense so I changed my email to recent and checked on the Advanced tab, check the box next to 'Leave a copy of messages on the server.'
I opened Outlook, clicked Send and Receive and there were my missing messages. Sounds great with one problem. In addition to the 20 missing messages Outlook downloaded 950 other messages that I received in the past 30 days!! This is when I noticed the phrase "Recent mode fetches the last 30 days of mail".
Here are my questions:
1. What is the best way to clean up this mess? I could manually scroll down the last month of emails and check out the 950. Is there a way to filter and show only the unread messages in Outlook 2010?
2. Did I set up the recent mode correctly?
3. Most importantly, is this a one-time problem? In other words, does Outlook and Gmail remember that the 950 messages were downloaded in recent mode so tomorrow it will only download tomorrow's new email? Or will I get hit with the same 950 messages over again? I have to hope this is a one-time hiccup, but want to be sure.
4. On a related issue, I discovered Google now offers application-specific passwords and the option to verify your account via SMS. Which, if any new feature, should I be using?
Thanks for you help!