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

    Sep 18, 2011
    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

    Jul 23, 2007
    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

    Sep 18, 2011
    Gotcha. That makes sense. Thanks.

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