Archive/Mark as read
On recent phones, there is a problem for syncing conversations/messages labels (‘archive’, ‘mark as read’) if they the order comes from an external application.
So, if you ‘mark as read’ a message from Pure messenger, you will see it as read in the Gmail phone application, and as unread on the Gmail website.
It seems problems are not located in all Android versions :
– Android OS 1.5 to 1.6 : sync works fine
– Android OS 2.0 to 2.1 : labels are not synced between phone and gmail server
Unfortunately, there is no solution. The problem is in the Android OS.
There is another problem with Gmail labels.
If you are used to sync multiple labels with your Gmail app, you may have troubles with the widget (very few Gmail messages visible, phone slow down …)
You need to use the widget system option called ‘Disable Gmail observer’.
It should solve this problem.
The side effect is : you’ll need to set a fixed refresh period for the widget to force it to read new Gmail messages.