Difference Between iCloud Mail and Regular Mail?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Reservation, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

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    I'm sorry if this is a stupid question, but what exactly are the new features of the iCloud mail? I got my new .me account and got this email:

    But doesn't the regular Mail app already do that? I've been using the Mail app on my iPod touch and it has all those features. From what I gather, the only new thing is that iCloud gives me a new email account. Is that it? What am I missing?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    With most e-mail accounts on the iPhone (Microsoft Exchange accounts, and I believe Yahoo as well, being the exceptions) your mail is not "pushed." Instead, the phone checks every now and then (whatever you set it to check, 5 min, 15 min, etc. in Settings).

    With the @me.com email that iCloud gives you, you will get a notification almost instantly when you receive a new message, instead of waiting for the phone to "Fetch" the mail every so many minutes.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Gotcha. That makes sense. Thanks.
     

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