E-Mail Push

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by thomamon, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. thomamon macrumors 6502a

    thomamon

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    I've been loving my phone since I got it last December, it is the best phone I've ever had. However, there is only one thing that bugs me and that is my e-mail.

    When I had my e-mail go to my blackberry, it would just notify me when there was a new e-mail. Now, with this phone, you have to set it to check for new e-mail or do it manually.

    Is there a way to set my e-mail up on my server so that it will automatically go to my phone like my BB use to? I have a dedicated linux server, so I can set any settings I need to.
     
  2. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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    Who do you have email through?

    Regardless, I found this thread in the App Store forum.
     
  3. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    The only push mail that I know of is MobileMe, works great on my iPhone. :)
     
  4. thomamon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have my e-mail set up as pop accounts on my own server, through my domains. The website is montaltophotos.com.

    I'm not goin to pay for a mobil me account and have another e-mail address, that would be a waste of money since I am paying for my dedicated server for my business.
     
  5. co.ag.2005 macrumors 65816

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    FWIW, Yahoo (Ymail) has PUSH service. I actually forward my incoming GMail messages to my Ymail account which is then pushed to my iPhone. I then know I have new email (well, either with Ymail or my Exchange account) and go manually fetch the GMail account to read the email (and delete the emails off the Yahoo server). I got it down to where this whole process takes little to no time to go through everytime I get an email... far from perfect, but a reasonable solution.

    PUSH GMail would obviously be ideal :rolleyes:
     
  6. thomamon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't understand this is so hard for them to figure out to get going, BB has been doing it for years. This is my last request, to perfect the phone.
     
  7. WickedRabbit macrumors regular

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    Difference is that RIM spent quite a long time (and a hell of a lot of money) building their BIS and BES systems for BlackBerry. The security standards were even built side-by-side with the United States Government, hence why RIM devices are certified to be used in the White House and no other device from Apple, Palm, Windows, Android, etc. is. Apple's fly-by-night software isn't going to compete with a full fledged system so I wouldn't expect any BlackBerry'like services from Apple any time soon.

    For now, you'll either have to have an Exchange account, pay for Mobile ME (and forward all your other emails to Mobile ME) or have Yahoo (and forward all of your emails to Yahoo) if you want Push.
     
  8. miggitymac macrumors 6502a

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    We're talking push email here...not something threatening national security...

    If the developer of Sportacular app can implement push notifications, why not Apple + Google together?
     
  9. xIGmanIx macrumors 6502a

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    wireless access can compromise the security of the network, so that is the hesitation. Also, you asked the $5,000 question right? Apples "push" isn't really push, since it just checks the mail server constantly, push is from what i understand a soft invisible text that is like a keep alive and then notifys the handset to go to the BES server and download a message.
     
  10. miggitymac macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure what you're saying here and what it has to do with push notifications...:confused:

    I have "wireless access" to my email already...but I'd prefer to be notified when I get new messages instead of my phone fetching them every 15 mins.

    How would that (further) compromise the security of "the network"?

    And what is "the network"? Sounds omnious...
     
  11. xIGmanIx macrumors 6502a

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    *facepalm* know when the level of effort exceeds return on investment
     

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