AT&T/BellSouth push e-mail; e-mail sync

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Michael CM1, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    I have Internet service through AT&T/BellSouth (my e-mail is @bellsouth.net). I'd like to get push e-mail when it's available, but I don't know if it's offered by AT&T. I tried searching their site and, well, didn't find much. If anybody knows more about this than I do (which will be most of you), I'd love to get some feedback.

    I also want to know how/if you can really sync mail on an iPhone. Here's what I mean. I can get e-mail on my MBP and on my iPhone. But you may know how annoying getting a stack of e-mail on the phone is if you already read everything on your computer and have to manually go read each one just to mark it as read. I basically want the computer to sync read e-mail with the phone and not have to download it from the AT&T mail server.

    Any info would be great on either topic. Thanks!
     
  2. reubs macrumors 68000

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    I'm wondering the same thing. What I need to know is if there's a way to forward the Bellsouth.net mail to my gmail which will then be sent to my Mail.app, or if I can set up Mail to receive my bellsouth.net mail.

    My problem is that I'm set up at work with a Bellsouth.net account through our XP Pro server. I frankly have no idea how to get to my e mail address b/c when I log in to my account, I just open up Outlook, and it's right there.

    When I upgrade to an iPhone or iPod Touch this is going to be an issue, and I'd rather just resolve it now.
     
  3. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

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    research the difference between POP3 and IMAP...

    with POP3 the mail gets downloaded and doesnt sync. WITH IMAP, you are downloading the mail on to the individual device but still syncing with the server after a change is made therefore it enabling it to show up on the server. When a change is made on any device or the webmail interface it will also reflect everywhere.
     

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