I was just giving it 24 hours or so after my post, to see if perhaps multiple replies would come in from both yourself and Sternas, before replying again myself. Your help and advice is greatly appreciated as always.
In this specific case I suspect that you are in fact slightly misinterpreting the issue with the Sense Mail Tab. The issue is not related to the retrieval of email messages from the server, as this in fact works perfectly. Whether checking mail manually or on an automatic time schedule, messages are always retrieved successfully. Thus it is not related to incoming server settings or to automatic polling schedules.
Rather, the issue is that when already on the Sense Mail Tab, and already viewing one's email account of choice, and then selecting send/receive from the menu (this is still on the Sense Tab, not within the Outlook Inbox itself) and new messages are retrieved, the preview does not update itself immediately to show the newly fetched messages. If you previously had 4 messages, the current message will still say: "Gmail 1/4" instead of switching for example to: "Gmail 3/6" to indicate the new message total after the update. You will also not be able to swipe up or down to see the new messages right away, but instead will have to switch briefly to another email account on the Sense Tab and then back, or over to a different Tab altogether and then back to email, in order to have the new messages available in the preview, for viewing by swiping up or down.
This issue has been confirmed by several other users in this thread for at least the last few Artemis rom versions, and having only started with v65 myself I cannot be certain of how long it has been there. It has also been confirmed that the issue does not exist in either the stock 3.14 rom or the Energy series of roms.
thanks very much for your reply. The only thing I can think of to avoid your problem, is to use another email adress/account than the gmail one. I have had the same problem untill I got rid of the gmail adress and used my usual adress.
very best regards, Kuzibri