can emails show up like text messages on iphone?

chstr

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can you set up your iphone so an email from a certain account will show up like a text message does? thanks
 

kolax

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Few things that are really high up my list is far better organisations of notifications on the Lock Screen. Possibly "widgets" for the lock screen:

- New Emails
- New Text Messages (plus preview)
- Up Coming Calendar Appointments
- Downloadable Widgets (such as Sport Updates).
 

lollicup

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can you set up your iphone so an email from a certain account will show up like a text message does? thanks
I get over 100 emails a day, I would hate for this to be the case


There is a reason why you want a text message to be a pop-up ( text messaging is suppose to be a pseudo immediate way of reaching someone)

I don't think many people expect the same respond time to an e-mail, in fact it was never meant to be used in that matter.

So basically I don't think its a feature that enough people need ( who NEEDS to respond to an e-mail immediately anyways, you would call, text,AIM if you needed an immediate response) for Apple to ever implement
 

chstr

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I get over 100 emails a day, I would hate for this to be the case


There is a reason why you want a text message to be a pop-up ( text messaging is suppose to be a pseudo immediate way of reaching someone)

I don't think many people expect the same respond time to an e-mail, in fact it was never meant to be used in that matter.

So basically I don't think its a feature that enough people need ( who NEEDS to respond to an e-mail immediately anyways, you would call, text,AIM if you needed an immediate response) for Apple to ever implement
well, what I would like to do is just set up one of my gmail accounts that I use to exchange emails with my friends who have blackberrys. It would be cheaper than paying for text messages but work just as well. Kind of like how some people use the aim service
 

kolax

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I get over 100 emails a day, I would hate for this to be the case
But having a count, some form of widget, telling you you have a new email would be useful. Right now, apart from a sound and buzz, I have no idea how many new emails I have unless I unlock my phone.

Widgets on the lock screen would be so incredibly useful..
 

zhenya

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Using an app like PushGmail will get you IM-like pop ups, and the ability to go directly to the message, much like IM. Loading the gmail web page is fairly slow though. A real IM app like Beejive does this much better. Don't your friends have IM accounts on their Blackberries?
 

Tu13es

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For apps like Mail Notifier, I assume you give the app your login info and it'll send you push requests when it sees a new email? Also they only seem to work with things like AOL, GMail, Hotmail etc. I'd rather not give my login info to some other service.

I'm kind of surprised there isn't some JB app that just looks at your incoming emails and throws up a push-like notification. I guess GriP would do it but I'd like something with similar behavior to a push notification.
 

IronLogik

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For apps like Mail Notifier, I assume you give the app your login info and it'll send you push requests when it sees a new email? Also they only seem to work with things like AOL, GMail, Hotmail etc. I'd rather not give my login info to some other service.

I'm kind of surprised there isn't some JB app that just looks at your incoming emails and throws up a push-like notification. I guess GriP would do it but I'd like something with similar behavior to a push notification.
Yup. It just checks your email on their servers and sends a notification if it finds anything new. It works with IMAP accounts as well. Which would basically mean it works with anything non-gmail/hotmail/yahoo/aol/etc

I have no reason to believe Enflick, the company that makes the app is going to go rooting through your email.
 

phishindsn

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Can't you write a rule in gmail to forward or create a SMS to your phone when that email comes in?

Filter or forward an email to [10-digit phone number]@txt.att.net

Then you would get notified.
 

kgeier82

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jailbreak and install "Notifier"

check mine out. Cal events(lock calendar), and email icon top right :) No more "just ding" for me!!!
 

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tilmonabbott

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one thing i noticed recently is how email addresses show up when you text someone. You can actually text someones email address now and it shows as an mms, then when they send one back it comes back just like that. I just tried it myself because i was curious, it comes through just like a text message. Hope this helps
 

zhenya

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one thing i noticed recently is how email addresses show up when you text someone. You can actually text someones email address now and it shows as an mms, then when they send one back it comes back just like that. I just tried it myself because i was curious, it comes through just like a text message. Hope this helps
Maybe I'm misunderstanding what you are saying, but you've been able to email via text message and vice-versa for as long as I can remember SMS being available on an phone.
 

Warbrain

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I don't want "widgets" on my lock screen.

I hate that theme on my work phone - a BlackBerry Curve - and I would hate it on the iPhone. The only problem is that Apple wouldn't let you turn it off so I'd be frustrated for a good long time.
 

kolax

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I don't want "widgets" on my lock screen.

The only problem is that Apple wouldn't let you turn it off so I'd be frustrated for a good long time.
Well, I'd want it to be like Dashboard. You can select what you want, or select nothing at all (no widgets) so your lock screen is empty, like it is now.

I always forget where a lecture is, or when I'm working that night. Unlocking my iPhone then loading up iCal is fine, but if there was an iCal Widget on the lock screen, I wouldn't have to do anything apart from hit the lock/home button.
 

pw1500

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Boxcar

Try Boxcar its free from the appstore. If you set up your email account to forward email to the supplied boxcar email address you will receive a push notification of every email you get.

Hope this is what you are looking for?
 

chstr

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Try Boxcar its free from the appstore. If you set up your email account to forward email to the supplied boxcar email address you will receive a push notification of every email you get.

Hope this is what you are looking for?
cool, i'm gonna try this thanks!
 

bjb.butler

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I get over 100 emails a day, I would hate for this to be the case

So basically I don't think its a feature that enough people need,who NEEDS to respond to an e-mail immediately anyways, you would call, text,AIM if you needed an immediate response
Sorry to break it to you, but the world doesn't revolve around your usage of your phone. Symbian S60, Blackberry OS, Windows Mobile, Android, and WebOS ALL have discrete and elegant (enough) ways to let you know that you have unread emails waiting.

Awww.... poor baby... You get over 100 emails a day? Get over it. There are people who get several hundred or more emails a day, and would want this feature. If apple was concerned about irritating uber-popular cool-guys like you, they could have an option to turn it off.
 

tilmonabbott

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Maybe I'm misunderstanding what you are saying, but you've been able to email via text message and vice-versa for as long as I can remember SMS being available on an phone.
Never tried until the other day; new to me i guess. I know you could but i thought i was helping the OP in some way. I never noticed this until recently personally but i never really had email addresses on my phone until i got an iphone and started integrating it to make my life easier
 

MrThompsonR

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one thing i noticed recently is how email addresses show up when you text someone. You can actually text someones email address now and it shows as an mms, then when they send one back it comes back just like that. I just tried it myself because i was curious, it comes through just like a text message. Hope this helps
Thanks... Just tried that and it works!!