Push email with Mountain Lion

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by simplekid, Jul 17, 2012.

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    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?
     
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    Blaine

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    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.
     
  3. hw007, Jul 17, 2012
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    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
     
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    Blaine

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    Drats!
     
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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    GGJstudios

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    No, I tested it by sending from Yahoo's web interface to my Gmail account and Mail got it immediately.
     
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    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.
     
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    when I uncheck "include when auto checking" it doesnt ever check mail, it only receives when Mail pings the server like a pop account
     
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    Only gmail works for me. iCloud and Yahoo (both IMAP) only works when its checked.
     
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    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.
     
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    just doesnt work, I have auto check unchecked and idle checked, doesnt work at all
     
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    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
     
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    Works here with both @gmail.com and @me.com accounts. 10.8 GM
     
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    Works for me with GMail & me.com. Thanks for the headsup! :)
     
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    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.
     
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    Mine became unreliable so sadly I've had to set it back to "check every 1 minute." :(
     
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    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.
     

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