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simplekid
Jul 17, 2012, 07:20 AM
Hi,

Since i've installed the ML GM i've not been able to get push email working, its pretty annoying that it comes to my iPhone/ iPad first when i'm working on my mac.

Mail.app gives you choice of how often to check the server, but no option for push email. I've tried setting my email up as an exchange email in system preferences but it won't accept m.google.com server address that i would use on my iPhone/iPad. Anyone had any luck getting push to work natively with notification centre?



Blaine
Jul 17, 2012, 07:26 AM
Crap, I was hoping I could get push to work for gmail. :/

I would still use gmail.com instead of the mail app, but just wanted the notifications of new messages like how my iPhone is set up.

hw007
Jul 17, 2012, 07:28 AM
Hiya,

To be honest, I don't think mail notifications work that way in ML.

From what I remember reading, you still have to have Mail running for the notifications to pop up, so i don't think you can have mail notifications like on an iPhone.

HW

Edit : Maybe in the future updates or even 10.9

Blaine
Jul 17, 2012, 07:33 AM
Hiya,

To be honest, I don't think mail notifications work that way in ML.

From what I remember reading, you still have to have Mail running for the notifications to pop up, so i don't think you can have mail notifications like on an iPhone.

HW

Edit : Maybe in the future updates or even 10.9

Drats!

bogatyr
Jul 17, 2012, 09:18 AM
Push email doesn't work for an Exchange account either. My phone, webmail, ipad all receive emails near instantly but my OS X laptops receive them very slowly - I assume it checks the server periodically.

simplekid
Jul 17, 2012, 11:25 AM
bummer :(

Kinda pointless for me then, all i get is iMessages coming though to notification centre and they normally come through to iphone/ipad first as well so it really seems quite useless at the mo.

Anyone clued up on why iOS gets push but not on OSX?

GGJstudios
Jul 17, 2012, 11:31 AM
Enable GMail Push in Mail.app? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1396144)

SlCKB0Y
Jul 17, 2012, 11:51 AM
Enable GMail Push in Mail.app? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1396144)

This works...

In particular
http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20080811071447172

zombiecakes
Jul 17, 2012, 01:45 PM
This works...

In particular
http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20080811071447172

not for me, gmail still doesnt push anything. If I send an email from hotmail web interface to gmail I dont get it. Perhaps people are being fooled that its working by sending it from mail, which checks the server at the same time as sending making it appear its being pushed.

GGJstudios
Jul 17, 2012, 01:51 PM
not for me, gmail still doesnt push anything. If I send an email from hotmail web interface to gmail I dont get it. Perhaps people are being fooled that its working by sending it from mail, which checks the server at the same time as sending making it appear its being pushed.
No, I tested it by sending from Yahoo's web interface to my Gmail account and Mail got it immediately.

Senseotech
Jul 17, 2012, 02:28 PM
not for me, gmail still doesnt push anything. If I send an email from hotmail web interface to gmail I dont get it. Perhaps people are being fooled that its working by sending it from mail, which checks the server at the same time as sending making it appear its being pushed.

No, I tested it by sending from Yahoo's web interface to my Gmail account and Mail got it immediately.

I also set it up, went to the web clients for several of my accounts, and sent emails to several others. They appeared in Mail almost instantly (~ a second) for every one of my IMAP accounts, even the crappy ISP account I had; GMail, iCloud, and Y!Mail all three worked as expected.

zombiecakes
Jul 17, 2012, 04:13 PM
when I uncheck "include when auto checking" it doesnt ever check mail, it only receives when Mail pings the server like a pop account

whsbuss
Jul 17, 2012, 04:44 PM
when I uncheck "include when auto checking" it doesnt ever check mail, it only receives when Mail pings the server like a pop account

Only gmail works for me. iCloud and Yahoo (both IMAP) only works when its checked.

SlCKB0Y
Jul 17, 2012, 08:47 PM
when I uncheck "include when auto checking" it doesnt ever check mail, it only receives when Mail pings the server like a pop account

I might add that I had to restart mail for this to work.

And yes, I sent it from my Android phone, using my work email address so it wasn't Mail.app playing any tricks on me.

zombiecakes
Jul 18, 2012, 07:13 PM
just doesnt work, I have auto check unchecked and idle checked, doesnt work at all

Senseotech
Jul 18, 2012, 07:42 PM
just doesnt work, I have auto check unchecked and idle checked, doesnt work at all

Working perfectly here with two gmails, an iCloud, yahoo mail, and even my ISP's crappy IMAP. Works in 10.8 and even 10.7

nyolc8
Jul 20, 2012, 07:03 AM
Works here with both @gmail.com and @me.com accounts. 10.8 GM

ijohn.8.80
Jul 21, 2012, 11:33 PM
Works for me with GMail & me.com. Thanks for the headsup! :)

whsbuss
Aug 1, 2012, 05:41 PM
Very inconsistent for me. When it works, I get a notification instantly. But then it stops. If I didn't have my iPhone next to me I would never know I got emails. So its back to automatic checking - at least it can only take 1 minute for a poll.

Senseotech
Aug 1, 2012, 05:43 PM
Very inconsistent for me. When it works, I get a notification instantly. But then it stops. If I didn't have my iPhone next to me I would never know I got emails. So its back to automatic checking - at least it can only take 1 minute for a poll.

Mine became unreliable so sadly I've had to set it back to "check every 1 minute." :(

krzyglue
Nov 23, 2012, 02:53 AM
I get wildly inconsistent results as well sometimes it works, sometimes not.

It's funny because Sparrow gets mail pushed flawlessly for me, but the fact that I like the Mail.app interface far more and that Sparrow has been essentially abandoned by its developers means I do not want to use it.